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Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

Japanese Maple

Hardy Tree

What is Hardy Tree?

Deep burgundy leaves blend to fiery shades in autumn

The graceful japanese maple is a very popular small tree

Slow-growing, ideal for borders and containers

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Grown for its tiny purple spring flowers and colourful red purple foliage that turns fiery crimson in autumn. This beautiful Acer makes a superb specimen tree with a slow growing, compact rounded habit that makes it well suited to growing in small gardens and containers. This variety also makes a very attractive bonsai tree. Height: 3m (10') in 10 years. Supplied in 7cm pots.
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Height Up to 800cm (315in)
Spread Up to 1000cm (394in)

Hardy Tree

patiospecimen plant

sun or semi shade


1 x 7.5 litred potted acer plant (KC7095)
1 x 4 litred potted acer plant (KF2079)
3 x 7cm potted Acer 'Atropurpureum' plants (KC0449)
4 x 7cm potted Acer 'Atropurpureum' plants (KC0448)
2 x 7cm potted Acer 'Atropurpureum' plants (KC0447)
1 x 7 litred potted acer plant (KC2987)
2 acer plants in 10.5cm pot (KA7770)
1 x 3 litred potted acer plant (69343)
1 x 7cm potted Acer 'Atropurpureum' plant (56404)

Choose a sunny or semi shaded position that is protected from cold winds and hard spring frosts. The delicate leaves may scorch in strong sunlight so avoid particularly hot situations. Japanese Maple trees prefer a fertile, moist but well drained neutral to acid soil. Dig in plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost prior to planting. Plant bare root Acers at the same depth as they were previously planted. Backfill the planting hole and water well to settle the soil. Alternatively plant Acers in large patio containers in a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
Feed and water container grown plants regularly throughout the growing season. In autumn, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of border grown plants. Japanese maples require little pruning other than to maintain their shape and remove damaged and dead stems in late autumn.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

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