Plant of the Month 2017
For red/purple varieties some sun is required. Shelter from wind to prevent scorching.
Variegated acers need partial shade.
Common names: Japanese acer. Mountain maple.
*Plant in sheltered spot to avoid scorching from wind and sun.
*Prune if necessary in winter when dormant.
*Mulch every couple of years with well rotted manure but as with all plants, avoid mulching right up to the trunk.
*Great in containers with John Innes 2 mixed with some ericaceous compost. Repot every few years in either April or September. Feed in spring/summer with slow release fertiliser.