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House Beautiful (UK) - - GARDEN NOTES -

JA­PANESE MAPLE

Acer pal­ma­tum is an ele­gant ad­di­tion to any gar­den, par­tic­u­larly in au­tumn when, de­pend­ing on the va­ri­ety, their leaves turn deep red, vi­brant yel­low or strik­ing pur­ple. Th­ese com­pact, de­cid­u­ous trees pre­fer a shel­tered spot, dap­pled shade and, ideally, slightly acidic soil.

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