Japanese Maple 'Osakazuki'
Acer palmatum (Amoenum Group) 'Ōsakazuki'
Also known as
Japanese maple, Maple
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20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Japanese Maple 'Osakazuki' Overview
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is a large deciduous shrub with a rounded habit. It has larger than normal leaves for an Acer with 7 lobes which are green during the summer but turn a brilliant orange scarlet in autumn.
How to harvest Japanese Maple 'Osakazuki'
Collect ripe seed in autumn when they are brown and beginning to fall off the tree. Store in a paper bag and store in a cool and dry location.
How to propagate Japanese Maple 'Osakazuki'
Take softwood cuttings in early summer.
Seeds will have cross-pollinated and unlikely to come true to its parent. They are still worth propagating as the resulting tree will have good colour or possibly be the next "new" must-have. If sowing fresh seed, soak them for twenty-four hours, before re-refrigerating (stratify, duplicate winter conditions) seeds for ninety days by mixing them with a small amount of compost in a plastic bag (with ventilation). The seeds can then be sown in individual pots or outdoors in warm locations. Alternatively, seeds collected and stored from the previous year can be sown in Spring direct in the ground or individual containers.
By budding in summer.
Special features of Japanese Maple 'Osakazuki'
Other uses of Japanese Maple 'Osakazuki'
This shrub is frequently grown as specimen in large containers for it's foliage. An architectural plant with low maintenance requirements it also suits rock and city gardens.
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