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Peve Starfish Japanese Maple (with Bonsai Pot)

Acer palmatum 'Little Starfish'
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POS ID: 164130
Five long, narrow lobes with rolled-under edges give the leaves of this small Japanese Maple a remarkable resemblance to starfish. New growth emerges bright red, deepening to maroon as it matures. Autumn brings bright scarlet color before the leaves fall. A stunning textural addition to a semi-shaded garden or patio container.
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Container Size:
15" bonsai planter
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Quick Facts

  • Unique starfish-shaped leaves
  • Graceful habit
  • Good in containers

Details

Five long, narrow lobes with rolled-under edges give the leaves of this small Japanese Maple a remarkable resemblance to starfish. New growth emerges bright red, deepening to maroon as it matures. Autumn brings bright scarlet color before the leaves fall. A stunning textural addition to a semi-shaded garden or patio container.

Weight: 12 lbs

Container Size: 15" bonsai planter

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About This Plant

Type

Trees

Leaf Color

Red

Flowering

Insignificant flowering

Mature Height

Up to 120 inches

Mature Width

Up to 72 inches

Landscape Uses

Patio & Containers, Decorative Accent, Firescaping

Features

Attractive foliage, fall color

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Deciduous

Fall Leaf Color

Red

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care Description
To thrive, Japanese maples need plenty of water and mild temperatures. Full sun and hot weather may scorch new foliage growth and prevent this tree from looking its best, come autumn.

Effort of Care

Moderate

Soil Type

Rich, well-drained

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Full sun in cool summer climates will produce the best foliage color. Provide afternoon shade in hot climates to prevent foliage burn.

Water Needs

Water regularly and deeply on a weekly basis in extreme heat, more in containers.

Disease and Pests

Japanese Beetles, Mealy Bugs, Mites, Aphids, Stem Canker, Anthracnose

USDA Hardiness Zone

5

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