Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' has seven lobed green foliage in spring and summer, transforming into a blaze of fiery scarlet in autumn. Many believe the award-winning 'Osakazuki' to have the most intense, long lasting scarlet autumn colour of all the Japanese Maples.
Ideal for the smaller garden, yet still capable of creating autumn drama in a large garden, Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is a small tree or large shrub with an attractive open habit. Fairly fast growing as a young specimen, 'Osakazuki' settles down in maturity with an expected maximum height of roughly 4 x 3 metres in 20 years. Prefers a slightly sheltered position avoiding full sun where possible.
- Position: partial shade
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained, acid-neutral
- Rate of growth: average
- Hardiness: fully hardy