Acer Palmatum Osakazuki – Learn, Buy & Grow

Acer palmatum osakazuki is a beautiful deciduous tree with broad green leaves that change in autumn. Its leaves are lobed and serrated, having toothed margins that end in a narrow tip. 

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It is commonly planted for its brilliant foliage colour in autumn because among other maple trees, it holds its colour longest in autumn. This tree is one of the hardiest Acer varieties.

Acer palmatum Osakazuki

Acer palmatum Osakazuki

How To Grow And Care For Acer Palmatum Osakazuki

You can grow Acer palmatum osakazuki by placing the root mass in fitting square holes dug in suitable soil and location. This is done after clearing weeds and grass in the planting area. READ: What should I underplant Acers with?

The plant base should be watered continually, increasing during dry weather, and decreasing in autumn. Maintaining Acer palmatum osakazuki is pretty straightforward. 

Growing conditions needed for Acer Palmatum Osakazuki

Soil: It will thrive in most soil types as long as it is moist and well-drained. Most commonly used to grow these trees are the clay, sandy or loamy soil. Soil with acidic or neutral pH will be just right. Read more: Acer Soil PH and Acer compost types.

Water: A good watering regime is important for the growth of this tree. The frequency should be increased in spring and summer and decreased in autumn.

Light:  Full or partial shade is best suited for this Acer palmatum variety.

Pruning: Although not necessary, it is important to check for damaged branches and take them out. For this tree, the best time to carry out pruning is in late fall or winter when the plant is completely dormant. Read More: How to prune acers.

How tall does Acer Palmatum Osakazuki grow?

Acer palmatum osakazuki reaches a maximum height of approximately 13 feet and a diameter of 9 feet in 20 years.

Which Position should Acer Palmatum Osakazuki be planted in?

For best results, Acer palmatum osakazuki should be planted facing north, west, or east. It will grow perfectly in a middle border position where it is sheltered to protect it from the scorching sun as well as from drying winds.

What colour is Acer Osakazuki

Acer palmatum osakazuki possesses beautiful, broad, bright green leaves in spring and summer which turn a vivid scarlet colour in autumn, lasting for several weeks before it begins to shed.

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