Acer palmatum 'Marlo' (PBR)
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Flowering period: April to May
- Flower colour: purple-red
- Other features: red winged fruit in late summer
- Hardiness: fully hardy
The deeply lobed, green leaves of this new, colourful cultivar emerge with bright salmon-pink margins each spring. As the summer progresses, these leaf margins turn a creamy colour, before reverting back to pink again as autumn approaches. A compact, deciduous shrub, it works extremely well in a good-sized patio pot - provided it is kept well watered and protected from scorching sun and icy winds. It will also make a vibrant addition to the partially shaded shrub border.
- Garden care: Add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.
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Q:what size pot for this plant ? and is it all acid soil or do you mean a mix of natural and acid ? thanks..Asked on 1/9/2013 by sheilagreenfingers from United Kingdom croydon surrey
I would plant this lovely Acer in about a 50-60cm wide pot, so that it doesn't dry out too quickly. Acers will grow in either a neutral or an acidic soil, so a loam-based compost which allows good drainage and has a high percentage of organic matter, such as John Innes No 2 would be ideal.
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http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/terracotta-olive-pot/classid.2000017364/Answered on 2/9/2013 by Georgina from Crocus
Come autumn the flowers may be fading away, eclipsed by shorter and cooler days, but there’s still plenty of foliage whether on the ground, or held aloft against a sinking sun. Touches of lipstick-red, sombre-burgundy, orange-peel and mustard-seed glow inRead full article