Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’
Acer palmatum, often known as Japanese maple, are deciduous trees and shrubs suitable for planting both in the ground or in containers. The many cultivars span a whole spectrum of colours and styles, making them easy to fit aesthetically into any setting.
Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’ is a tree with wide 5 lobed leaves. In spring it emerges a luminous salmon pink, turning green in summer and finally becoming a brilliant scarlet and orange in autumn, giving ‘Deshojo’ a wide range of seasonal interest. In addition to the attractive foliage, small red flowers appear in spring, sometimes followed by wing shaped fruits in autumn.
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The Japanese maple is a real icon of Japan – you can even find it all over the history of Japanese art, literature and poetry. The palmatum is thought to have been one of the first Acers to reach the West and they’ve been popular here ever since – unsurprising since their striking foliage and form make for a beautiful feature in any setting.
It’s thought that the first recorded Acer palmatum dates back to the 7th century and after centuries of cultivation there are now more than 250 different cultivars, of a huge range of colours, shapes and distinguishing qualities.
Care & Size Guidance
Acer palmatum ‘Deshojo’ needs a sheltered position, out of cold winds, and it is intolerant of chalk. The colour of the leaves appears best in part shade, though full sun can be tolerated with enough watering. Excessive sun exposure can scorch the leaves when they are young.