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ACER palmatum 'Oridono-nishiki'

Image of Acer palmatum 'Oridono-nishiki'

Family

Aceraceae

Botanical Name

ACER palmatum 'Oridono-nishiki'

Plant Common Name

Japanese Maple, Oridono-nishiki Japanese Maple

General Description

Japanese maple is a small deciduous tree native to eastern Asia. This beautiful selection features small, deeply lobed, palmate (hand-shaped), curled leaves which emerge white and pink and mature to white, pink, and green. This is one of the best maples for consistent and vivid leaf variegation. In addition, the bark has cream and pink stripes. In winter, gray branches add to its landscape appeal. Shrubby when young, it matures into a small, rounded tree.

Japanese maple prefers sites with rich, well-drained acidic soil and part sun to part shade. This cultivar is versatile in the landscape and may be grown as a feature plant, in a mixed border, or in a container. Make sure to give it a dark background to showcase its foliage.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    12'-18' / 3.7m - 5.5m

  • Width

    12'-15' / 3.7m - 4.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Eastern Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Red

  • Fruit Color

    Red, Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    White, Light Green, Pink, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    White, Green, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Variegated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow

  • Bark Color

    White, Gray

  • Bark Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    Yes

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No