Acer palmatum 'Marlo' (PBR)
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- Position: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
- Rate of growth: slow-growing
- Flowering period: April to May
- 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. It is mainly grown for its attractive foliage, however it does produce tiny flowers in spring, which are followed by decorative red-winged fruits in late summer. 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.
I have added a couple of links below to some pots.
http://www.crocus.co.uk/product/_/terracotta-olive-pot/classid.2000017364/Answered on 2/9/2013 by Georgina from Crocus
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