Acer palmatum 'Beni Otake'
Japanese Maple 'Beni Otake', red bamboo Japanese maple
Small deciduous tree with deeply cut, bright burgundy-red new leaves, turning crimson-orange in autumn. Initially this tree is vase-shaped, but with age the canopy becomes more rounded.
The name means "big red bamboo', referring to the bamboo-like foliage.
Prefers well-draining, rich soil in a reasonably sheltered spot. Best grown in filtered sunlight, but is more tolerant of full sun than many other Japanese maples. Drought-tolerant once established. Frost-hardy.
Perfect for the smaller garden and fits in beautifully with an oriental theme.
Type of plantTree - Deciduous
Size3-4 m tall, 3 m wide
Landscape UseSpecimen tree for foliage colour, oriental theme
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Medium High
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Light Medium Heavy
- Wind tolerance: Low