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Acer palmatum “Butterfly”


Ultimate height: 3m
Ultimate spread: 1.5m
Soil: Fertile, well-drained neutral to acid soil
Position: Partial shade, protected from harsh winds
Hardiness: Hardy

This acer makes a beautiful small tree, bearing light green, five-lobed leaves flecked with cream. In spring, the leaves are often edged with pink, and in autumn the cream areas turn deep scarlet before falling.