One of the most attractive of the Japanese Maples is ‘Hana Matoi’. This is a weeping maple, very attractive red foliage with pink green and cream variegation. To add to this the autumn colour ofAcer palmatum ‘Hana Matoi’ is a brilliant bright red.
An Acer palmateum dissectum cultivar, ‘Hana Matoi’ will develop stronger variegation as it becomes established.
With such outstanding foliage Acer palmatum ‘Hana Matoi’ is best used as a feature tree. Given room, and some protection from the sun in hottest part of the day, this is a standout ornamental tree.
It will grow in containers, usually a little smaller in size, and slower in growth rate.
Prepare the soil well with some well rotted compost and aged manure. Choose a position which is protected from hot winds and then in the hottest part of the day.
Stake new plants and water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser. Mulch to provide a cool moist root run.
Water well through the first spring and summer and until well established. Uses a slow release fertiliser in spring and renew mulch each year.
Notes – Foliage colour and intensity will vary with climate. Colour can be more intense in cooler areas.
Acer palmatum ‘Hana Matoi’ – Summary Information.
- Height – Reaches 3 – 4 metres
- Spread – 3 metres
- Position – Full sun to afternoon shade
- Soil – Humus rich well drained with some moisture.
- Foliage – Red with pink and shades of green.
Acer palmatum ‘Hana Matoi’ is available for sale from the following nurseries.
1870 Myers Creek Rd, Toolangi VIC 3777
Est. in 1994, we offer over 30 Varieties of quality 2nd year grafted Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) available for mail order.
Mob: 0421 821 307 Fax: 03 9752 0976
Quality grafted Japanese Maples. Largest range in Australia. Supplying Landscapers and Retail Nurseries. Strictly Wholesale. All states except WA.
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34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793