Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow-growing small tree or shrub 7 to 9 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Asian Garden
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Inconspicuous
Botanical Pronunciation:Ay-ser pal-MA-tum
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 12, 14 - 24, 31 - 41
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow-growing small tree or shrub 7 to 9 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Special features:Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color
Foliage color:Variegated
Blooms:Inconspicuous
Garden styleAsian/Zen
Design IdeasThe ever changing foliage of this shrub or small tree will make a wonderful year-round addition to beds, foundation plantings and even containers close to your patio or deck. Plant in mass in a woodland or Japanese garden or as a specimen plant amongst river rocks and a gently flowing water feature. This versatile plant can even be trained as bonsai for tabletop or raised bed interest.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Lore:
Received an Award of Merit in 1977 by the Boskoop Horticultural Society.