Acer - Atropurpureum

Acer - Atropurpureum

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Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' is a lovely Japanese Maple that has elegant deeply lobed, purple foliage throughout the spring and summer. In the autumn, the foliage turns vivid crimson red, creating a wonderful seasonal canvas. Unusually, 'Atropurpureum' will show differences in leaf size and shape  from plant to plant.

Providing vibrant colour for most of the year, Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' is a fantastic choice and does best when planted in a sheltered position avoiding heavy, waterlogged soils. An approximate height and spread of 4 x 4 metres in 20 years can be expected from this bushy Japanese Maple.

Prefers ericaceous compost.