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Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum'


Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' (Acer palmatum (Japanese maple))

When I first got this several years ago I thought it would look great in a pot in the middle of the stone circle in the back garden! Bad mistake - it didn't like it at all. I had to plant it in a sheltered spot in the garden, where it has thrived. I was lucky not to lose it!



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This is lovely Spritz. It obviously likes where it is now. :~))

20 Oct, 2009

 

Yes, it does - but the reason it's a bit lop-sided is that it lost a branch when it was in the pot! :-((

20 Oct, 2009

 

There was quite a discussion about Acers over on the questions section centered around full sun or shaded planting. Very interesting that you have proven the point without even trying! Lol
I sent you a PM.

20 Oct, 2009

 

OK.

The stone circle is in full sun - and the Acer just hated it! Our tree surgeon was very helpful about where to plant it.

20 Oct, 2009

 

I DO love these.
I think i'll try one in the back garden, or maybe in the north facing border in the front.

21 Oct, 2009

 

Beautiful.

21 Oct, 2009

 

It is beautiful and I like the lopsides look too it makes it an interesting shape. fingers crossed for mine next year

21 Oct, 2009

 

I don't think it would do any good in an island bed B. Do you? :~))

21 Oct, 2009

 

Not unless it was sheltered....out in the open with winds whistling around, OR in full sun, Ian!

21 Oct, 2009

 

Beautiful, beautiful colour Spritz......

21 Oct, 2009

 

Thanks - I love this one. The other two don't colour up as much, sadly! They are in more shady places, though - so that's why.

21 Oct, 2009

 

I never get tired of this Acer.

25 Oct, 2009

 

Nor me. :-)

25 Oct, 2009

 

Stunning colour

30 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks - I do love Acers - I wish I had suitable spaces for other ones, too...there are so many beauties to be found.

30 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Spritz! I've been looking for advice on what to do with my Red Dragon over winter..especially with the move in the offing. I removed it from the terra cotta pot it was in and when the leaves fell I moved it close to the back door. It has nice fat healthy looking buds on it but I'm not sure how to protect them and the roots (it's now in a deep plastic container) from a really hard freeze..which is imminent here. Would it be ok to bring it indoors now that it's had a cold period? or should I just wrap it as best I can and hope that it be ok outdoors?

2 Nov, 2010

 

I think it should be OK if you wrap the pot in several layers of bubble-wrap, and double -fleece over the whole plant, as well. Is it possible to get the Acer out of the pot and to line that either with thin polystyrene sheeting, or several layers of newspaper, then repot the Acer? That would help a lot. I asume you haven't got a greenhouse, so put the pot, with any others, close up against the house wall on the most sheltered side - and good luck.

2 Nov, 2010

 

Well of course...I should have been thinking better than that...I need to protect the rootball. I know that nurseries use burlap...think I'll see what I can find.
I may have a solution to the transport and over wintering of my garden. will send a p/m with the details.

2 Nov, 2010

 

Oh do. :-)))

3 Nov, 2010

 

Glorious colour! I have a few sheltered shady/semi-shady spots which I am hoping some acers will do well in. We have relatively mild winters in the part of NZ I live in ... we don't get a lot of frosts, & the ones we do get, aren't that bad & the sun is usually shining by mid-morning. From what I have been reading in this section, acers don't like a lot of sun & they need to be sheltered from wind & protected from bad frosts. My succulents all survive outdoors throughout the winter ... I just bring them up close against the house & ignore them, & they always seem to make it, so I am guessing that acers would do ok here.

21 Sep, 2011

 

I think I may come out and live near you, Dwyllis! lol.

You've got it right about the conditions Acers need. They are lovely - I'd love one with pink and pale green leaves, but alas - no space left. :-(

21 Sep, 2011

 

I think it will be a good many years before I run out of space, as nothing much but lawn down in my garden at the moment. That must be a very satisfying feeling ... not to have any space left, but I imagine it has come after a lot of hard work.

21 Sep, 2011

 

Yes, it has. The problem is what to do when I see a 'must-have' plant! The borders and beds are growing, and the lawns are getting smaller. LOL. I've also started to remove plants that I don't really like much to make space. ;-)

21 Sep, 2011



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