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Japanese Acer trees are great fall additions to your garden.
‘Maple’ Acers are known for their colorful leaves that make a beautiful performance this year and every year.
In sync with the changing seasons, the leaves of these acorns change with the weather and their colors intensify as autumn approaches.
A classic red-leaf maple, ‘Atropurpureum”s deep burgundy-purple leaves turn an intense, fiery red shade before they fall.
How to grow a Japanese hectare
YouGarden offers top tips for planting Acer palmatum ‘Atropurpureum’.
For planting, if your soil is slightly acidic, you have ideal conditions for growing Japanese maples. Don’t worry if you don’t, because most of them can grow in other soils as long as they are not wet, dry or too alkaline.
If you’re growing your tree in a pot, use a 50/50 mix of compost and multipurpose compost if you can, but this isn’t entirely necessary either.
If you sow in the garden, prepare a wide hole and release the soil with a fork, including organic matter as necessary to improve the moisture content and condition.
Plant your Acer so that the top of the root ball is slightly below ground level.
Fill the planting hole with soil and press the heel well into it.
The color of the leaves is best in partial shade, although the plant can withstand full sun as long as it is well watered. However, leaves can suffer from wind burn, so avoid exposed areas, especially if the plant is dry.
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