|Latin Name||Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'|
|Common Name||Japanese Maple|
|Position||Prefers dappled shade, some sunshine is needed for the best colours to develop. Shelter from damaging winds, early frosts and harsh sun, all of which can damage the leaves.|
|Soil||Neutral to slightly acidic soil. Well drained, humus rich.|
|Rate of Growth||Relatively vigorous. Grows to 4m x 4m in 10-20 years.|
|Garden Care||Acers can be prone to vine weevils if grown in containers. Scale insects, horse chestnut scale insect and verticillium wilt.|
|Pruning||Little required. The most graceful specimens show the natural growth of the plant. Remove dead, diseased and crossing material in the dormant season.|
This Japanese acer is a deciduous small tree with palmate leaves of purple which turn crimson red during autumn.