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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Oridono nishiki'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Oridono nishiki
Additional cultivar information: (aka Orido nishiki)

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Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive otis On Jan 28, 2007, otis from Morrison, TN wrote:

I have been growing and propagating 'Orido Nishiki' for more 15 years. It is one of my favorite cultivars. I propagate them from softwood cuttings. This is one of a few cultivars that surived a late freeze in March of 1995. I lost more than 3,000 Japanese maples in 31 cultivars in that late freeze.

Positive Todd_Boland On Feb 8, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This variegated Palmatum Group maple is somewhat similar to the many other variegated selections. New spring leaves emerge pink then change to various combinations of pink, cream, white and green. The amount of variegation varies but this selection will have more colourful leaves on average than other variegated forms. It can reach 5-6 m but also lends itself to container planting where they will remian much smaller in size.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California
San Anselmo, California
San Jose, California
Palmyra, Illinois
Des Moines, Iowa
Manorville, New York
Roslyn, New York
Portland, Oregon
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Morrison, Tennessee
Spanaway, Washington

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