Acer Palmatum Orange Dream – Learn, Buy & Grow

Acer palmatum Orange dream is a medium-sized shrub or a large garden tree. It is named because of the various shades of yellow to orange that its foliage displays in different seasons.


It is a compact deciduous tree with an upright habit and is ideal to be planted in large containers as a border plant or cottage and city gardens.

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Usually propagated by grafting or softwood cuttings, knowing how to grow Acer palmatum Orange is easy.

Acer palmatum Orange Dream - Special Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum Orange Dream – Special Japanese Maple

How To Grow And Care For Acer Palmatum Orange Dream

You can start by digging a square hole that can contain the root mass that is to be planted. Place the root mass in the hole and cover it up with a soil and compost mix.

Acer palmatum Orange Dream

Acer palmatum Orange Dream

How tall is Acer Palmatum Orange Dream?

It is a medium-sized tree that grows up to 8 – 10 feet in height and 5 -6 feet in diameter. It is a slow-growing tree and takes about 2 decades to attain maximum height.

What growing conditions for Acer Palmatum Orange Dream?

It is relatively easy to grow once the basic conditions can be met.

Acer palmatum Orange Dream

Acer palmatum Orange Dream

Soil: It can grow in poor soil, but the ideal soil type should be moist, well-draining, and acidic to neutral. Chalk, sandy, or loamy soil are great choices. Read more: Acer Soil PH and Acer compost types.

Light: Though it is tolerable towards full exposure to sunlight, to achieve the best foliage colour you should grow it in a sheltered position with only partial sun exposure.

Water: It should be watered regularly in its early years and dry or hot seasons. Consider leaving some of the watering to rainwater because the acidic nature is healthy for its foliage.

Pruning: It requires only minimal pruning, and this should be done in its dormant season usually between November and February. More: How to prune acers.

What garden position for Acer Palmatum Orange Dream?

To allow it to grow in a sheltered position, plant it either south-facing, east-facing, or west-facing. READ: What should I underplant Acers with?

What colour is Acer Orange Dream?

Its foliage remains striking and colourful in nearly all seasons. It emerges in a cheerful golden-yellow with pinkish-red edges in spring, it matures to lime green in summer before turning bright yellow before falling in autumn. The bright green bark of the stem and braces adds to the abundance of colours that makes this tree attractive.

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