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The Acer Palmatum Dissectum Atropurpureum, also known as Japanese Maple, is a stunning ornamental tree that will add a touch of elegance to any garden or landscape. This deciduous tree is known for its deep red, finely dissected leaves that turn a vibrant shade of crimson in the autumn.
The best position for this tree is in a partially shaded area, with protection from harsh winds and strong sunlight. It prefers well-drained, moist soil that is slightly acidic. When planting, ensure that the hole is twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough to accommodate it. Add some organic matter to the soil and firm it in around the roots.
The Acer Palmatum Dissectum Atropurpureum can reach a height of up to 5 feet with a spread of around 4 feet. It is a slow-growing tree and can take up to 10 years to reach its full size. Feeding should be done in early spring, using a slow-release fertilizer. It is important not to overfeed as this can cause damage to the roots.
Pruning is best done in late winter or early spring while the tree is still dormant. Remove any damaged or diseased branches, and thin out any crowded areas to allow for better airflow. Avoid pruning during the growing season as this can cause damage to the tree. With proper care, the Acer Palmatum Dissectum Atropurpureum will provide years of beauty and enjoyment.