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Acer Palmatum Skeeter's Broom



Acer Skeeter's Broom is a very attractive, slender upright Japanese maple, with small, neat leaves, bright red in spring, becoming deep purple-red through summer and finally turning bright ruby-red in autumn. 

Key Features

Plant Type: Multi-Stemmed Shrub

Plant Height & Spread: 2M x 1.2M

Foliage Colour: Red, Deep Purple, Ruby-Red

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.