Wholesale growers of Acer palmatum atropurpureum
A popular small growing maple Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ has the added attraction of seemingly ever changing foliage.
The five lobbed leaves appear as a nice crimson color in spring, turning to deep crimson and green in summer before putting on a display of brilliant crimson in the autumn.
Useful as a landscaping tree, a feature tree in a small garden or a small shade tree.
Reasonably slow growing Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ will reach a height of 3 – 4 metres with a similar spread.
Sold as bare rooted plants in winter and potted specimens all year round.
Full sun with some protection from hot drying winds. A humus rich soil is best, in areas of clay soil improve the soil before planting, or consider building up the bed to ensure good drainage. New plants are best staked and watered in well with a liquid seaweed solution to encourage root growth. Mulch well and water through the first summers and then when conditions are dry.
Little other care is needed, damaged branches can be pruned back however do other pruning is generally required as Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’ naturally creates a nice shape.
Acer palmatum atropurpureum – Summary Information.
- Height – 3 – 4 metres
- Spread – Will form a crown or around 3 metres over time.
- Foliage – Deep purple turning to red and then a scarlet red in autumn.
- Soil – Humus rich well drained with some moisture.
- Position – Protected from very hot afternoon sun and strong drying winds.
- Container use – Yes suited to growing in containers.
Acer palmatum atropurpureum is available from the following wholesale growers
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.
Sproules Lane Bowral NSW 2576
Wholesale production nursery specialising in Cool Climate perennials and shrubs. Supplying Retail Nurseries and the Landscape Trade. Services include contract growing and plant sourcing.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.
111 Stanhope Road Theresa Park NSW 2570
Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcover's and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.