Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' - autumn colour
  • Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' - autumn colour
  • Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' - autumn colour
  • Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' - autumn colour

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

£28.00

(Cut-leaved Japanese Maple) Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' is a gorgeous maple with superb autumn colour, called 'Maiku-jaku' in its native Japan, which translates as "Dancing Peacock". 

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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.


  • 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

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, To grow in a pot, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large

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