Acer palmatum 'ASAHI ZURU'

Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum 'ASAHI ZURU'
Japanese maple
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES varigated:green and pink and white
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE acidic (peaty)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Fancy having a Japanese maple named The Rising Sun in your garden. Even the name itself evokes a calm Japanese style be it in a true Japanese garden or any other garden style where you simply love to have a Japanese maple.

Asahi Zuru, that is the original name, is a rare variety with irregular foliage variegation. Most of the leaves are solid green as on usual acer palmatum but on some branches, could be anything from 20-70% of the plant, the leaves are finely blotched with creamy white and pink variegation. The overall appearance is very interesting and adds a little bit of drama to your garden design. Still, much more drama can be expected in autumn when all leaves turn brilliant red and when the sun shines through them you just can´t help awing.

It grows slowly into an open V shape, getting wider than tall with age. Grow in either in full sun with if the soil is kept constantly moist or in half shade. Japanese maples prefer acidic to neutral soil, moist but well drained, semi-fertile. Mulch it well. Fully hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 20-10-2010

Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum
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