Every purchase supports the work of the RHS Every purchase supports the work of the RHS
  • Japanese maple
  • Eventual height: 2m
  • Eventual spread: 1m

Acer palmatum 'Jerre Schwartz'

Japanese maple

5 year guarantee
3 litre pot - 25cm £29.99
3 litre pot - 25cm £29.99

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The finely dissected foliage of this compact Japanese maple emerges each spring with a distinct pink flush, before becoming bronze-green and then green. In late summer red winged fruits develop and then in autumn, the leaves change colour again, this time to a vibrant red before they fall. 'Jerre Schwartz' has an upright habit, and will look great in a large pot on the patio, or use it as a specimen in the border or lawn. Underplant it with snowdrops or crocus to get year round interest.

  • Garden care: Add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.

Goes well with...

  • Epimedium grandiflorum Lilafee
    Epimedium grandiflorum 'Lilafee'
    £6.99 Buy
  • Hosta Devon Green
    Hosta 'Devon Green'
    £7.99 Buy
  • Classic glazed pot - green
    Classic glazed pot - green
    £16.99 £13.59 Buy