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Acer Palmatum, Osakazuki Japanese Maple

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pot size: 25cm
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Acer palmatum, Osakazuki is a strong growing Japanese Maple noted for its excellent autumn foliage colour. Performs well in small gardens and parks. Considered by many as having the best autumn colour of the Japanese Maples, when its turns to a vivid orange/red colour.  Grows to a vase shaped habit and is multi stemmed. 

At maturity will reach 5-6mt tall and 3-4mt wide.  Likes a sunny open position, however try to protect overly intense winds, and super dry conditions.  

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is a beautiful cultivar of the Japanese maple tree (Acer palmatum). It is a deciduous tree and has a rounded, upright form and develops a strong central leader. The leaves are palmate, meaning they have multiple lobes radiating from a central point. In the case of 'Osakazuki,' the leaves are large and deeply lobed, with each lobe having a serrated edge. The foliage emerges bright green in spring and transitions to a vibrant, intense crimson or scarlet color in the fall, making it a standout in autumn landscapes.

'Osakazuki' Japanese maple prefers partial shade to full sun. It performs best in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. It is important to provide adequate moisture, especially during dry periods, as Japanese maples prefer evenly moist soil. It is generally hardy in USDA hardiness zones 5 to 8.

Japanese maples require regular watering, especially during hot and dry periods, to maintain soil moisture. Mulching around the base of the tree helps conserve moisture and suppress weed growth. Pruning is typically done in late winter or early spring when the tree is dormant, to remove any dead or crossing branches and to shape the tree if necessary.

'Osakazuki' is a highly sought-after Japanese maple cultivar due to its stunning fall foliage. It makes an excellent specimen tree in gardens, providing a focal point and adding vibrant color to the landscape. It can also be used in mixed borders or planted near a patio or deck where its striking autumn hues can be appreciated.

Japanese maples, including 'Osakazuki,' hold significant cultural importance in Japanese gardens and landscapes. They are revered for their graceful beauty and are often incorporated into traditional garden designs.

Acer palmatum, Osakazuki Japanese Maple is available from Online Plants, Australia's leading e-commerce plant nursery. Located in Melbourne we offer fast, accurate and careful plant delivery to all Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra and Brisbane, metropolitan and regional areas.