Acer palmatum 'HERHAIM'

Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum 'HERHAIM'
Japanese maple
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-2m
USUAL WIDTH 1.5-2m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES light green
FLOWERS
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Herhaim is a breathtaking German variety of Japanese maple with cheerful colours. It is best renowned for its bright red and glossy branches which keep their colour all year round. In spring emerge deciduous, deeply palmate but not dissected, bright yellow-green leaves with rosy margins which mature to richer green shade that does not get dark but remains fresh until autumn when they turn vibrant shades in the best show of the season like an exuberant performer at Rio de Janeiro festival: vivid pink, soft salmon pink, orange and yellow.

Herhaim maple forms a bushy and upright habit when young, forming an almost spherical shape with age. As it keeps a nice shape on its own it requires no or minimum pruning. Yet it can be pruned or trimmed, best in frost-free periods of winter.

Japanese maples need constantly moist soil that has to be well-drained, acidic to neutral, and medium fertile. Keep it mulched all year round. It will love a location with high air humidity, e.g. at a river bank or near a pond but it is not a must. Grow it in full sun for best colour. Fully hardy to min. -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 16-10-2018
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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