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Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
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Description

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 sales@bluebellnursery.com 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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