• Overview
    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
  • Detail
    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
    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.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Received an Award of Merit in 1977 by the Boskoop Horticultural Society.