Ao Shime No Uchi Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Ao Shime No Uchi'
Ao Shime No Uchi Japanese Maple flowers
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Height: 10 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6a
A stunning small accent tree which features narrow bamboo-like foliage that is bright green in the summer, an extremely fine textural effect, also dazzling fall color, relatively open habit is graceful
Ao Shime No Uchi Japanese Maple has attractive light green foliage throughout the season. The small deeply cut ferny palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of yellow, gold and orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.
Ao Shime No Uchi Japanese Maple is an open deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Ao Shime No Uchi Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Ao Shime No Uchi Japanese Maple will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Ao Shime No Uchi Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
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