Acer Palmatum Garnet – Buy, Learn & Grow

Acer palmatum Garnet, also known as Garnet Weeping laceleaf Japanese Maple, is an average-sized deciduous tree with large, dissected seven-lobed leaves. This is one of the easiest grown Acer palmatum varieties. Plus, it has an upright habit and spreads widely, making it stand out in any environment. The leaves of the Acer palmatum garnet tree changes from a red-orange colour to bright red.

How To Grow And Care For Acer Palmatum Garnet

Wondering how to grow the Acer palmatum Garnet? First, the planting site for the Acer palmatum garnet tree must be properly cleared to get rid of any plant or grass that may hinder its growth.

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When done, dig a square hole a few inches deep and place the root mass of the tree in it. Cover it up and then water sufficiently. This tree does not need much maintenance and will thrive as long as it is watered regularly and grown in partial shadeREAD: What should I underplant Acers with?

Acer palmatum Garnet

Acer palmatum Garnet

Acer Palmatum Garnet grow guide

Soil: Moist, organically rich soil with a slightly acidic pH should be used to grow this tree. It is best suited to clay, loamy or sandy soil. Acer soil types.

Water: It should be watered regularly especially in spring and summer. Watering may be decreased in winter.

Light: This tree is grown best where it is, to a certain extent, protected from light.

Acer palmatum dissectum Garnet

Acer palmatum dissectum Garnet

Pruning: Pruning is not a necessary measure but when done, a “less is more” approach should be taken and should be done in its dormant season. More: Acer Pruning

How tall is Acer Palmatum Garnet?

The Acer palmatum garnet tree grows as tall as 6 feet within a decade and spreads to a maximum of 12 feet in width.

Which garden position is best for Acer Garnet

Acer palmatum Garnet is better suited in a sheltered environment with dappled shade. Ideal for growing in gardens, courtyards, and flowerpots.

What colour is Acer Palmatum Garnet?

The leaves of this tree emerge reddish-orange in spring and hold this colour all through summer and turn red in autumn before they start to fall. It blooms tiny purple-coloured flowers that yield small, red fruits. Although the flowers often go unnoticed, they are very pretty when viewed at close range.

Acer palmatum Garnet

Acer palmatum Garnet

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