Variety Palmatum Englishtown

JAPANESE MAPLE ENGLISHTOWN

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Acer palmatum 'Englishtown', has in theory only one main advantage over other varieties of Japanese maple – its very slow growth rate. It is generally reported to grow to a height of only 0.5m / 20in in 10 years.

The problem is that the slow growth rate does not appear to evidence itself in normal garden culture. One reason may be that many specimens are grafted onto more vigorous rootstock.


Picture of the tree

Englishtown grows in most conditions and forms a dense low rounded mound shaped maple, very similar to a largish shrub. It is reported to be good growing as a bonsai and in rockeries, but beware of the remarks made above about its eventual size. This variety falls within the dwarf group of acer palmatum.

TECHNICAL DETAILS FOR ACER PALMATUM ENGLISHTOWN

Genus
 
Acer

 

Species
 
palmatum
Variety
 
‘Englishtown’
Light
 
Semi-shade
Hardy
 
Yes
Soil
 
Most, but best slightly acidic and well-drained    
Height
 
1m / 3ft after 20 years (see comments above)
Spread
 
1.5m / 4ft after 20 years (see comments above)
Spread
 
Upright
Colour
 
Greeny red to red
Colour
 
No
Bonsai
 
Yes (see comments above)

SUPPLIERS OF Japanese Maple Tree Englishtown
None known