Butterfly Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

SKU
02124
Silvery white margined green leaves cover the densely held branches and become scarlet magenta in fall. New spring growth is pink tinged. A slow-growing shrub-like tree for containers, bonsai, and Asian or small gardens. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
LoreReceived an Award of Merit in 1977 by the Boskoop Horticultural Society.
Average Size at MaturitySlow-growing small tree or shrub 7 to 9 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitBushy
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 8

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