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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Kara ori 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: Kara ori nishiki

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Group:
Unknown - Tell us

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 27, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This maple belongs to the Amoenum Group. The moderately-sized leaves emerge reddish, then become green with a red tint. The leaves are irregularly streaked with white to pink sections, rarely the entire leaf. These variegations become yellow-green later in the season. The fall colour is scarlet. While this selection can reach 4 m, it is very slow-growing and has a bushy habit rather than tree-like.



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