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Acer palmatum Ukigumo
Acer palmatum Ukigumo
Acer palmatum Ukigumo
Acer palmatum Ukigumo

Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

Changing foliage looks superb across the seasons
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Grows to
Grows To
200 cm
300 cm
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Plant Care Information:

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

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1 x 3L Pot
Item: 511521
£34.99
Grows to
Grows To
200 cm
300 cm
1 x 3L Pot - Item: 511521
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  • Grow a Japanese Maple display unique to you! Foliage varies from completely cream to green sprinkled leaves
  • Autumnal colour looks exceptional, in deep red to bright peach
  • Do not fret about garden space! Perfect specimen plant for a patio pot
  • Easy to grow and hardy in nature
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for planting
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No two leaves of the ‘Ukigumo’ Japanese Maple will be the same, thanks to unusual, yet attractive, foliage. Pale green sprinkles are etched onto a creamy background on the leaves of this plant, with just a subtle hint of pink spreading at the tips.

Speckly leaves combine with others that appear completely cream to form an outstanding overall effect.

These leaves emerge in a five-lobed form, and as they mature in autumn, a bright peach to deep red shade takes over to suit the season, before falling to unveil fine branches, ready to take on further growth in the new year.

You will even be able to see a changing show from year to year, as the longer your Acer is in your garden, the more variegated the leaves will become each year.

As a slow growing Japanese Maple, ‘Ukigumo’ is right at the top of the list for potted specimens, while also looking right at home in a small garden.

Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready for planting.

What Is Supplied

Item 511521 supplied as:
1 x 3L Pot

Top Tips

Acers generally do not need pruning, just remove any branches that are dead or damaged.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Acer:

  • If your soil is slightly acidic, then you have the perfect conditions to grow Japanese maples - however do not worry if you have not as most can be grown in other soils as long as they are not wet, dry or very alkaline.
  • If growing in a pot, use a 50/50 mix of ericaceous and multipurpose compost if you can - although again don't worry overly about this.
  • If planting in the garden, prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork, incorporating organic matter as needed to improve moisture retention and condition.
  • Plant your Acer so that the top of the root ball is just slightly below ground level.
  • Fill the planting hole with soil and heel well in. Water well.

Aftercare advice for your Acer:

  • Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated as long as the plant is well watered.
  • Avoid exposed places as leaves can suffer with windburn (scorch), especially if the plant is dry.
  • Allow your Japanese Maple to get used to a whole day in the sun by starting it off in the shade, then standing it in its final sunny spot (in pot or in the garden soil) for one hour longer every day for a week.
  • Water regularly and deeply.
  • Feed with our specialist Acer feed.
  • Mulch every couple of years with well-rotted garden compost or well-rotted manure or leaf mould.

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Plant Dimensions
300 cm
200 cm
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