Acer palmatum 'TAYLOR'

Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum 'TAYLOR'
Japanese maple
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES ++multicoloured:green and pink and white
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
LOCATION full to partial sun
SOIL TYPE acidic (peaty)
SOIL MOISTURE REQUIREMENTS evenly moist (dislikes drought)
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
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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Japanese maples are the „créme de la créme“ of every garden. A majestic looking tree needs no pruning at all and we recommend letting it form its own shape.

Taylor is a novelty from Dutch nursery town Boskoop. Its leaves are deeply lobed, though it is not a dissectum type. The whole leaf emerges overall soft pink in the spring, turning to light green in the centre. From early summer it gains prominent white margins which contain a certain amount of pink shades throughout the whole season.

It grows slowly about 2m tall and wide. Pruning is not needed as it forms a dense and compact shrub even when young. It is an easy-care, hardy plant, which does not need much maintenance. For best leaf colouring it needs plenty of sun but make sure the roots are well mulched, too. It requires slightly acidic, semi-fertile, moist but well-drained soil to establish extensive root system.

Unlike some other varieties (Butterfly, Roseomarginatum) Talyor does very well in full sun which makes it ideal for continental gardens. The leaves are very attractive and colourful at the same time so to keep your garden looking elegant plant this maple on its own or in a group where it will be optically separated from other plants.

Japanese maples prefer acidic to neutral soil, moist but well drained, semi-fertile. Owing to its reduced size it is suitable for small gardens and front yards, too. Fully hardy to -24°C (USDA zone 6), plants older than 5 year to -27°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 28-11-2008

Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum
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