Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Ariadne'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Ariadne
Hybridized by Introduced by F. C. Esveld, Boskoop, Netherlands
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Matsumurae (very deeply divided)

Other

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Mottled

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Garberville, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 20, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Another spectacular Japanese Maple, closely related to 'Aka shigitatsu sawa'. The leaves are deeply divided and serrated. The background leaf colour is light pink with dark green veins. This cultivar also produces a good display or red flowers in spring. Fall colour is also good with the pink portions turning orange-red. 'Ariadne' forms a bushy shrub to 3 m. It belongs to the Matsumurae Group.