|Species:||Acer palmatum Thunberg|
Botanical Characteristics: It is a small shrub up to 2 mt high, with a rounded growth habit and pendulous branches. It has light green leaves which look like fern leaves, with 7-11 deeply incised lobes. In autumn they turn yellow-gold.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: The Japanese maples are very demanding in terms of soil, prefering fresh soils, loose, moist but well drained and slightly acidic, do not tolerate heavy soils with stagnant water and limestone.
They prefer a position of partial shade, sheltered from strong winds. They are sensitive to frost.
Use: Mostly used as an ornamental plant both alone and in groups, both in large parks and in small gardens. To be put it in meadows, in flowerbeds or rock gardens; it is also suitable for pots and planters.
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