Acer Palmatum Phoenix – Learn, Buy & Grow

Acer palmatum Phoenix is a dazzling, compact tree that is sure to give more value to your landscape at every point in time with its deeply lobed leaves sitting on white stripes of stems.

It is a deciduous upright standing tree or shrub that can be planted in gardens or as container plants to be placed on your patio.

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Commonly called the Japanese maple phoenix or Acer x conspicuum phoenix, it has leaves that are stunning pink in spring, changing to a mix of several colours in autumn.

Acer palmatum Phoenix - Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum Phoenix – Japanese Maple

How To Grow And Care For Acer Palmatum Phoenix

Acer palmatum phoenix is a tree that can be planted at your convenience regardless of the season of the year. Once its root mass is placed in the appropriate soil, that is one with enough moisture and organic matter, the base should be watered generously. READ: What should I underplant Acers with?

Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum Phoenix

Japanese Maple, Acer palmatum Phoenix

This is a low maintenance tree so all it really needs is constant watering especially when the weather is hot.

Growing conditions for Acer Palmatum Phoenix

Soil: It should be grown in moist but well-drained soil. You may choose to use chalk, clay, loamy or sandy soil with an acidic pH. Read more: Acer Soil PH and Acer compost types.

Water: It should be regularly watered mostly in summer and spring. The use of rainwater in place of tap water is recommended.

Light: Although full exposure to sunlight can be tolerated, leaf colour is finest when grown in partial shade to prevent leaf scorch.

Pruning: Pruning is not necessary and must be carried out with caution when done. Pruning is best done between late autumn and midwinter. Fertiliser may be applied at the plant base. Read More: How to prune acers.

How tall does Acer Palmatum Phoenix grow?

This slow-growing garden tree reaches an ultimate height of 8 metres and a spread of 4 metres in one to two decades.

What position does Acer Palmatum Phoenix need in the garden?

This tree is best planted facing north, east or west. Where it can be placed in full or partial shade. A sheltered environment is more suitable for the growth of this tree.

What colour is Acer Phoenix?

The leaves of the Acer palmatum phoenix tree emerges reddish pink with yellowish-green veins in spring and remains this way all through summer. It gradually turns yellow and then to shiny green before becoming a mix of red, orange, and yellow in autumn

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