Acer palmatum 'Bi Ho'

Japanese maple ( syn. Acer Bi Hoo )

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3 litre pot - 40cm £34.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Acer palmatum 'Bi Ho' Japanese maple ( syn. Acer Bi Hoo ): Excellent winter stem colour

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • 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

    This gorgeous Japanese maple will provide year-round interest. The leaves emerge with a salmon flush in spring before turning yellow-green, then in autumn, they take on rich yellow and orange tones before they fall. Its golden yellow bark, which seems to glow in the winter garden is the feature that stands out long after the leaves are fallen. Relatively compact, 'Bi Ho' will make a beautiful stand-alone specimen and can even be grown in a large pot.

  • 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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Lovely Japanese Acer


This plant struggled to start with during last winter but came through and thrived. Its has looked beautiful all summer and still does. It adds a different colour to a border and compliments surrounding plants/shrubs.




Given time, makes a fab small tree


This tree needed a full year to get established before started to grow further. It briefly fell victim to either water logging or dryness and the tops turned black, so be aware that it can be sensitive. However, I pruned this back and the tree came back stronger. It's turning yellow now in the Autumn and looks fantastic. Has become a jewell in my front garden.




An excellent tree


The Bo Hoo Acer is most attractive in autumn when the leaves turn yellow. This contrasts with the trunk which is yellow and the branches which get progressively redder the further from the trunk it gets. In winter the tree reminds me of yellow dogwood.




Acer palmatum Bi Ho

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I bought an Acer palmatum 'Bi Ho'. I was wondering as a small tree if it should ideally be staked? It is in a fairly sheltered position but i've heard they can grow prostrate rather than upright if not staked?


Hello, These do usually have a rounded bushy shape, so I would advise against staking it.


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