Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
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
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils