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Acer Palmatum 'Oridono-Nishiki'



Acer Palmatum 'Oridono-Nishiki' is a reasonably fast growing acer and one of the best performing varieties in the Palmatum group in terms of the diversity of its leaf variegation. Being an intensely variegated maple, Japanese Maple Orido Nishiki has very unusual vibrant pink, white and cream variegated leaves in spring. The variegation can include any combination of these, some leaves completely pink or white and sometimes even a green streak can appear. This particular Acer transforms into a striking shrub in the Autumn producing a fiery ball of yellow and gold. 


Key Features

Plant Type: Multi-Stemmed Shrub

Plant Height & Spread: 2M - 3M

Foliage Colour: Pink, Yellow/Gold, White, Cream, Occasional 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.