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Acer Palmatum Shojo Shidare (Japanese Maple) is very beautiful. It has lovely, finely-cut, two toned maroon coloured leaves with a deep green down the centre.
Plant Type: Multi-Stemmed Shrub
Plant Height & Spread: 1.5M x 1.5M
Foliage Colour: Deep-Maroon/Green
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Seasons of Interest: Spring - Autumn
Soil Condition: Well-Drained
Planting Position: Full Sun, Shade
Plant Care & Advice
In an ideal situation, an Acer should have a slightly acidic, sandy, well drained soil that does not dry out in summer or become waterlogged in winter. Acers have shallow fibrous root systems which benefit from an annual mulch of organic matter. This also helps avoid wilt. If any pruning is undertaken it should only be done to improve their overall shape and to encourage healthy growth.
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