Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Common Name : downy Japanese maple 'Aconitifolium'Family : SapindaceaeType : TreeHabit : BushyHeight : 4-8 metresSpread : 4-8 metresFlower colour : RedFlowering from : Aprilto MayFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : Green& RedHardiness : H6
Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°
Sunlight : Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - AutumnTo be Sheltered

‘Aconitifolium’ is a large bushy deciduous shrub or small tree. Leaves rounded, with 7-11 deeply cut main lobes, turning crimson in autumn. Flowers red, hanging beneath the shoots in spring.

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2020 – Very light pruning in early February. Does not grow much.

2019 – Light pruning mid February. New foliage and flowering starts to appear at the end of March.

2018- Doesn’t look very healthy this winter. New foliage and flowering at the end of March. Light pruning and removed an unsightly small twig. New foliage and flowering mid April. Nice (small) development.

2017-February: light pruning. End of March: bud burst. New foliage and flowering end of March.

2016 – Beginning of April: bud break. Mid-April: flowering. July 19th protected by a sunshade in a very hot place. Foliage a little burnt. Almost no nice autumn coloration, the leaves fell very quickly. At the end of summer the foliage is half burnt, because this maple is not sufficiently protected from the sun by the pergola. So I decided to extend the trellis of the pergola just above this shrub. Work done in October.

2015 – Beginning of April: breaking-in. Nice autumn foliage in mid-October, but short duration (2 weeks max.).

2014 – Planted in the fall of 2014 at the SE corner of the pergola.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: R21