Cutleaf Japanese Maple, Threadleaf Japanese Maple 'Beni fushigi'

Acer palmatum

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

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Matsumurae (very deeply divided)

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 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:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Provides Winter Interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Stanford, California

MOUNT HOOD PARKDALE, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 7, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

‘Beni fushigi’– Matsumurae Group -red – This is a recent introduction (1988) originating in America despite it’s name. It is small and shrubby and will most likely grow to about 4’ in ten years, and 6’ tall over time. The leaf lobes are widely separated, emerging light red and darkening with age. This gives the plants a two-toned appearance. Beni Fushigi is densely branched and similar to ‘Beni Komachi’, or to ‘Kamagata’ but with red leaves.

Please Note: Beni Fushigi should be planted in an area where it gets at least half a day of sun or it will get powdery mildew.

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