Atropurpureum Upright

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Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum

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  • Bestselling purple foliage Japanese Maple
  • Dense rounded canopy with deep bronze foliage
  • Striking autumn colour changes to rich scarlet
  • Well-suited for pots, courtyards, and paved areas
  • Mature size 4 meters tall



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The Atropurpureum Upright, also known as Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum, graces your garden with its dense, rounded canopy adorned with deep purple foliage. As Autumn approaches, prepare to be captivated as the leaves transform into a rich scarlet hue. This deciduous beauty thrives in pots and is perfect for courtyards and paved areas.


Product Specifications – Atropurpureum

  • Botanical Name: Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum
  • Mature Height: 4 meters
  • Mature Width: 2-4 meters
  • Foliage: Bronze / purple hued foliage
  • Form/Habit: Upright
  • Uses: Feature / Specimen tree, shade tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Soil: Most soil types, though prefers well-draining, slightly acidic soil
  • Drought Hardy: Moderate
  • Sun: Prefers partial shade but can tolerate full sun; prefers slight wind protection
  • Water Requirement: Low – medium
  • Planter Suitability: Yes
  • Maintenance: Low, no need for pruning


Commonly Asked Questions

Will the foliage on Acer Palmatum Atropurpurem change during Autumn?

The leaves on an Atropurpureum will change from deep bronze / Burgandy foliage to a more vibrant red tone for Autumn. Because the leaves of this Maple are dark, the Autumn transformation is more subtle than with a green-tone Japanese Maple. Please note that colour change can differ yearly; it will also depend on your plant’s health and the plants.


Are Atropurpureum maples suitable for planter pots?

Yes, they are. Be sure you are selecting a pot with plenty of room for the plant to grow; you may find that the pot size needs to be increased in a few years. Please note that, like with all plants, they will grow quicker in the ground than in a pot; however, if you have a small garden, courtyard, or paved area or are in a rental property, this can be a good thing, depending on your needs. Please ensure you use quality soil in your pot, slow-release fertilisers, and keep up the watering, as pots dry out more quickly than ground planting.


Do I need to prune my Japanese Maple?

There is no need to prune your Maple; sit back and enjoy the glorious natural form of your Japanese Maple. Pruning can be effective if you want to open your Maple into a specific canopy shape. Otherwise, it’s best left alone to Mother Nature.


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