Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' - spring/summer purple leaves
  • Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' - spring/summer purple leaves
  • Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' - close up of spring leaves

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum'

£28.00

(Japanese Maple) Grown for its attractive foliage, Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' has deeply divided dark purple leaves which turn shades of red in autumn before falling. 

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Grown for its attractive foliage, Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' has deeply divided dark purple leaves which turn shades of red in autumn before falling.

A pleasant and reliable small garden tree, Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' has a elegant, branching habit once established. Can also be grown very successfully in a large container if required.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' will produce stronger autumn colours in a slightly acid soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy. Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' requires shelter from strong winter winds.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Eventually an elegant large, reasonably upright, branching shrub or very small tree.
    • Height: up to 6 m (20 ft) / [up to 3 m (10 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft) / [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade, Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, To grow in a pot

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