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Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple*

Acer palmatum 'Peaches And Cream'

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Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Peaches And Cream') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple foliage

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Peaches And Cream') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple foliage

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

Creamy leaves have green veins and rose undertones from spring through summer, turning bright yellow in fall; a shrubby form with an elegant vase shape habit, often grows wider than tall

Ornamental Features

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple has attractive deciduous creamy white foliage with green veins and tinges of rose throughout the season. The lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of yellow and gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Peaches And Cream Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

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