Butterfly Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
Full sun, Partial sun
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser pal-MA-tum|
|Lore||Received an Award of Merit in 1977 by the Boskoop Horticultural Society.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow-growing small tree or shrub 7 to 9 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Design Ideas||The 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.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color|
|Watering Needs||Needs 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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6 - 8