Variety Palmatum Oshu Beni

JAPANESE MAPLE OSHU BENI

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Oshu beni is another Japanese Maple tree which proves that they can also supply lots of colour in spring. In spring the leaves are bright red. They turn a duller red to green as summer progresses with a final show of bright red in the autumn.

Growing to 4m it is a good tree for the average garden and does very well in containers. This is a strong growing Japanese Maple which stands neglect better than many other varieties.


Picture of the Japanese Maple Oshu Beni

 

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS FOR ACER PALMATUM OSAKAZUKI

Genus
 
Acer

 

Species
 
palmatum
Variety
 
‘Oshu beni’
Light
 
Will do well in shade or sun but some sun is needed for the full colour to emerge.
Hardy
 
Yes
Soil
 
Most
Height
 
4m / 13ft at maturity
Spread
 
3m / 10ft at maturity
Spread
 
A small tree with a neatly mounded top
Colour
 
Initially red turning green in summer then red again in autumn
Colour
 
Yes
Bonsai
 
No

LEAF FORM


Emerging leaves of acer palmatum Oshu Beni
The picture on the left shows the emerging leaves of ‘Oshu beni’ in mid April. The spring red colour is already there and the flowers are an attractive spring feature as well. The leaves have seven deeply divided lobes with a strong vein through the centre. The lobes are long with just a hint of serrated edges. The leaf stalks are generally green throughout the year.

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