Acer palmatum Katsura Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Katsura' Japanese Maple

Fill your garden with fireworks - a truly stunning tree and so easy to grow!
  • Stunning filigree leaves of yellow-orange turn green in summer and bright orange in winter
  • A small and slow-growing Japanese Maple, ideal for oriental style gardens, and great in modern containers
  • Easy to manage tree, requires little maintenance - plant in sun or slight shade
  • An award-winning tree with a long season of foliage interest
  • Supplied as an established plant, in a 2L pot, to plant all year

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Item: 510650
1 x 2L Plant - Item: 510650
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Acer palmatum 'Katsura' is a small, slow growing, deciduous tree with arching branches of orange filigree leaves, which puts on a spectacular, fiery show in autumn, making it ideal as a focal point in a small garden.

This award-winning selection of Japanese Maple makes a wonderful feature or specimen plant. Never taller than a small tree, it is slow growing, forming an upright mound of cascading branches.

Holder of an RHS Award of Garden Merit, this Japanese Maple is covered in pink edged, yellow-orange leaves from early spring, the canopy fades to green over summer, before erupting into an orange inferno in autumn.

Grow Katsura in a large pot, or as a feature plant in mixed borders or your lawn - perfect both in modern, minimalist gardens, or a more traditional setting.

Adds a lovely textural and colourful feel to your garden, which will last many, many years.

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out.

What Is Supplied

Item 510650 supplied as:

Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready to plant straight out.

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Acer palmatum 'Katsura':

  • If your soil is slightly acidic, then you have the perfect conditions to grow Japanese maples - however do not worry if you have not as most can be grown in other soils as long as they are not wet, dry or very alkaline.
  • If growing in a pot, use a 50/50 mix of ericaceous and multipurpose compost if you can - although again don't worry overly about this.
  • If planting in the garden, prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork, incorporating organic matter as needed to improve moisture retention and condition.
  • Plant your Acer so that the top of the root ball is just slightly below ground level.
  • Fill the planting hole with soil and heel well in. Water well.


Aftecare advice for your Acer palmatum:

  • Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated as long as the plant is well watered.
  • Avoid exposed places as leaves can suffer with windburn (scorch), especially if the plant is dry.
  • Allow your Japanese Maple to get used to a whole day in the sun by starting it off in the shade, then standing it in its final sunny spot (in pot or in the garden soil) for one hour longer every day for a week.
  • Water regularly and deeply.
  • Feed with our specialist Acer feed.
  • Mulch every couple of years with well-rotted garden compost or well-rotted manure or leaf mould.


Pruning advice for your Acer 'Katsura':

  • Acers generally do not need pruning, just remove any branches that are dead or damaged.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
150 cm
150 cm
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