Metamorphosa® Japanese Maple Acer palmatum
A shrubby Japanese maple noted for the neat texture and ever-changing color of its foliage. In spring, the dissected foliage emerges yellow; a pink margin soon develops, then that shifts to white with shades of reddish-orange in summer. In autumn, the entire leaf transforms to orange-red and eventually red-violet. A finalist in RHS Plant of the Year competition at the Chelsea Flower Show developed by Mr. van Meuwen and Mr. Keijzer of the Netherlands.Disease ResistantFoliage InterestFall Interest
CharacteristicsPlant Type:TreeShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:60 - 156 InchesSpacing:36 - 120 InchesSpread:36 - 120 InchesFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:OrangeFoliage Shade:Variegated with multiple colors throughout the seasonHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:SpringHardiness Zones:5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
Impressive specimen tree.Maintenance Notes:
Any soil type will do, it's quite adaptable.
Doesn't need regular pruning, but if you'd like you can shape it a bit in the springtime. Avoid any regular pruning, as this could negatively impact the beautiful shrubby habit it develops.Metamorphosa® Acer palmatum ''ARJOS1'' USPP 32,420, Can PBRAF