Acer Palmatum “Laceleaf Japanese Maple” (also known as A. Palmatum "Atropurpureum") is a small-growing, hardy deciduous ornamental tree that is very popular in gardens and landscapes in temperate areas for its beautiful burgundy colour. Acer Palmatum “Laceleaf Japanese Maple” provides a stunning display of colour. Acer Palmatum “Laceleaf Japanese Maple” is commonly grown in a wide range of soil types ranging from sandy loams through to heavier clays, with the plant able to tolerate variable soil moisture levels.
However, due to its beautiful, zen-inspired plant architecture and warm colour, Acer Palmatum “Laceleaf Japanese Maple” is most often grown as a bonsai. Like all Maple varieties, Acer Palmatum “Laceleaf Japanese Maple” is also suitable as a bonsai, provided the seeds are germinated in either Jiffy pellets for a shallow compact root system, or in a low-organic matter soil to ensure the plants are not very vigorous. If the young plants are not being started in Jiffy pellets, the tap-root should either be snipped or curled (J-rooted) within the first 8 - 12 weeks of germination, to ensure the plant remains optimally suited for bonsai.
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