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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Hanami nishiki'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Hanami nishiki

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Category:
Trees

Group:
Dwarf

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Foliage:
Good Fall Color

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 herbaceous stem cuttings
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral tcfromky On Oct 20, 2004, tcfromky from Mercer, PA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Hanami nishiki has the smallest leaves of all the maples. It is a dwarf variety only reaching a height of 5' in the landscape. It has a beautiful upright habit and twiggy branching pattern. This is an excellent choice for containers or the rock garden. It can also be used for bonsai.

Regional...

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

Garberville, California
Omaha, Nebraska
Benson, North Carolina



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