Wet Soil: Low
Dry Soil: Medium
Acer palmatum ‘Red Wings’ is a stunning deciduous tree known for its vibrant foliage and graceful form. It’s a cultivar of the Japanese maple species and is highly sought after for its striking red winged fruits and autumn colour.
The ‘Red Wings’ has exceptional foliage, featuring lobed leaves which create an intricate and delicate appearance. The new leaves emerge a fresh greenish red. As summer progresses, they turn to a stunning dark green with a faint red outline, gradually transitioning into a fiery display of crimson, orange, and gold in autumn.
In spring, the tree will produce clusters of white-green flowers. These eventually give way to perhaps the most notable feature of this small tree; vibrant red winged fruits which contrast beautifully against the lush green summer leaves.
Overall, Acer palmatum ‘Red Wings’ is an excellent choice for adding colour and texture to courtyards and urban spaces. Whether planted on its own or in groups, this tree is sure to be a standout feature in any landscape design.
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4m high x 3m wide after 25 years
Excellent choice for adding colour and texture to courtyards or urban spaces.
Upright, loosely rounded habit forming an elegant silhouette. Branches are slender and gracefully arching, enhancing the trees overall visual appeal.
Leaves are larger than the palmatum and lobes are moderately to deeply divided two thirds to three quarters of the way to the base.
Clusters of white-green flowers in spring.
Vibrant red winged keys.
Thrives in partial shade, offering protection against leaf scorch, but also performs well in full sun. While it prefers well-drained soils, it can adapt to various soil types, including clay, and shows tolerance to drought conditions. It's essential to shield the tree from intense, cold winds for optimal growth.
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