Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo | Japanese Maple
About Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo
Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo, also known as Acer Palmatum ‘Ukigumo’, is a stunning Japanese Maple variety sought after for its highly variegated foliage. This deciduous shrub belongs to the Aceraceae family and is native to Japan.
Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo thrives in partial shade. It prefers a location that receives dappled sunlight throughout the day. Avoid planting it in full sun, as this can scorch the delicate leaves.
This Japanese Maple prefers fertile, moist, and well-drained soil. It thrives in neutral to slightly acidic soil conditions. Ensure the soil is rich in organic matter to provide the necessary nutrients for healthy growth.
Care and Maintenance
Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply once or twice a week, depending on the weather conditions. During hot and dry periods, increase the frequency of watering to prevent the soil from drying out.
Prune Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo during late winter or early spring to maintain its shape and remove any dead or damaged branches. Avoid heavy pruning, as this can weaken the plant.
Feed the Japanese Maple with a balanced slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for application rates. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive growth and weak branches.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How tall does Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo grow?
Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo is a slow-growing shrub that reaches a height of approximately 2-3 meters at maturity.
2. Does Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo require full sun?
No, this Japanese Maple prefers partial shade. It thrives in a location that receives dappled sunlight throughout the day.
3. Can Acer Palmatum Uki-Gumo tolerate cold temperatures?
Yes, this variety of Japanese Maple is hardy and can tolerate cold temperatures. However, it is recommended to provide some protection during severe winters.