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Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
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Available Spring 2018 - A gorgeous maple with superb autumn colour, called 'Maiku-jaku' in its native Japan, which translates as "Dancing Peacock". Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' has bright green leaves which are nearly fern-like and very deeply cut. In autumn these leaves turn superb shades of orange and red before falling.

Clusters of distinctive, small, coral-red flowers which are popular with insects can also be seen in spring on mature plants. Lovely maple good in partial shade and ideal for adding vivid autumn colour to a garden border.

Supplied Size:  Sorry, now sold out. If you are interested in this plant please email us at or call our office on (01530) 413700 and we will contact you when it is next available.

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, neutral or slightly acid, fertile soil. Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' will produce stronger autumn colours in a slightly acid soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' will grow to be a medium sized or eventually large, rounded shrub.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft) / up to 2 m (6 ft) after 10 years
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft) / up to 2 m (6 ft) after 10 years

Plant Video

The Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' in our woodland gardens (taken in mid October 2012).

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