Acer palmatum Beni Maiko
Acer Beni Maiko is a great Japanese Acer. In spring it opens up with bright red foliage, which fades to a pinkish-red and then turning to green in the summer before bursting into a vibrant orange in autumn.
It’s an upright to rounded, compact, slow-growing, deciduous shrub, great for in pots and containers or planted directly in gardenas afreestandingtree.
Details Acer palmatum Beni Maiko
- Leaf colour: Red
- Full grown: 20 Years
- Full grown height: 2 – 3 m
- Full grown width: 1 – 1.50 m
- Plant location: partial sunny location
- Plant spacing: 300 cm
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Acer Palmatum Beni Maiko
Water well upon receipt of the Acer Palmatum Beni Maiko. Require a neutral to acidic soil. Plant Acer Palmatum Beni Maikoin light shady sheltered location as it needs protection from cold winds and hot morning sun, which damage the leaves.
Best position is somewhere you can see the sun shining through the leaves.
Prepare planting site with 50% potting compost and 50% top soil, plant Acer Palmatum Beni Maikoso that the root ball is just below the surface and water well for the next few weeks.
Apply a top dressing of organic fertiliser during early spring but not at the time of planting wait for about 6 weeks before applying fertiliser for the first time.
Give the young trees support by means of a cane.
Never let the roots dry out. Pruning is not necessary but you can cut out dead wood in spring.