Acer palmatum Butterfly'
Origin : Japan
CHARACTERISTICS : The small variegated leaves are edged with pink at the beginning of Spring. During Summer, the green and the creamy-white stand out. In Autumn, the variegation takes on a pinky-purple and yellowy orange hue.
Hardiness : - 25°C
Light : Partial shade
Size (mm) : 3 to 4 m
Growth habit : Upright
Propagation : Grafting
Needs : Likes moisture and well-drained soils such as leaf mulch. If regularly watered in the Summer, can be placed in full sun. Protect from wind.
Uses : In ground : isolated specimen, suitable for pots.
Maintenance : Its growth habit is bushy and densely packed with branches. Necessitates pruning in February to ventilate its centre.
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