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Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

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Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' - Butterfly Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' - Butterfly Japanese Maple

More About Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

  • Variegated upright Japanese maple
  • Pink variegation on the edges of light green curved leaves fades to cream in the summer
  • Inconspicuous red flowers emerge before the leaves
  • Forms a distinctive vase-shaped tree
  • Magenta-red fall foliage
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

5

Height:

250-300 cm

Spread:

175-225 cm
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Butterfly Japanese Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Reverted shoots on this plant should be removed. Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade. 


Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Tree form
Vase-shape
Upright
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Variegated
Pink
White
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen