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‘Olson’s Frosted Strawberry’ Japanese maple

Acer palmatum 'Olson’s Frosted Strawberry'

Acer Palmatum 'Olson's Frosted Strawberry'

The foliage is bright strawberry red at first emergence, and slowly pink suffuses each leaf along the vein as the spring progresses. Graceful deeply divided leaves with serrated edges gently curve at the tips. In its mature form, this tree will most likely have wide spreading with cascading branches (Because this is a new cultivar and Japanese maples can be very slow growing, accurate information about this tree’s maturity can be difficult to come by) . This cultivar is a seedling from ‘Aka shigitatsu sawa’.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsWonderful detail in the leaves and excellent form for a small tree.

CareWell drained, slightly acidic soil, consistent water

PropagationGrafting generally yields the best results for Japanese maples

ProblemsNeeds protection from intense heat, does not tolerate hard water. Deer browsing might be a problem Information provided by Essence of the Tree

  • Genus : Acer
  • Zones : 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Uses : Containers, Front Yard, Shade
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Fall Interest
  • Tolerance : Frost Tolerant
  • Moisture : Medium to Wet
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage
  • Growth Rate : Slow
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Type : Trees
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