Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Common Name : downy Japanese maple 'Aconitifolium'Family : SapindaceaeType : TreeHabit : BushyHeight : 4-8 metresSpread : 4-8 metresFlower colour : RedFlowering from : Aprilto MayFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : Green& RedSunlight : Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - AutumnTo be ShelteredHardiness: Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°
‘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.