A small low growing maple, Acer palmatum ‘Murasaki kiyohime’ it will spread to nearly twice its own height.
Smaller leaves than many others it is also very densely branched.
In terms of Japanese maples, this is also a reasonably fast growing variety. It can form a good sized feature in around 5 years.
It looks stunning when planted in a rock garden or Japanese style garden.
With its low growing nature, it can be used to under plant taller trees.
Once established this is a very easy care maple. It s best when protected from the heat of the afternoon sun.
- Prepare the soil before planting.
- Amend with well rotted compost and some aged caw manure.
- Plant at the same depths it was in the container.
- Water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant too maintain a cool root run.
- Water through the first summer.
- Botanical Name – Acer palmatum ‘Murasaki kiyohime’
- Common Names – None recognised.
- Position – Best in part shade.
- Soil – Humus rich, moist and well drained.
- Height – To around 1 – 2 metres, usually on the shorter side..
- Spread – Will spread to 2 metres or more.
- Growth Rate – Medium to fast.
- Foliage – Mid green with attractive new foliage margined with a deep scarlet red. Mature foliage is a mid green, orange to bronze and red in autumn.
- Flowers – Insignificant, red to green samaras in late spring.
- Flowering Time – Spring.
- Frost tolerant – Yes