Acer palmatum Lileeanne’s Jewel
$55.00 – $130.00
1 in stock
Acer palmatum Lileeanne’s Jewel is a wonderful variegated dwarf cultivar. Burgundy leaves are splashed with pink, lavender and white variegation. Fall color is scarlet red with pink highlights. This maple prefers morning sun to partial shade in well-drained soil. Variegated maples require sunlight to display their color. Sunlight up to 2-3:00 pm is best. Without 4-5 hours of sunlight the leaves lose the color and begin to turn green – known as greening out.
Acer palmatum Lileeanne’s Jewel is a moderate growing maple reaching 6-7′ tall in about 10 years. It grows in the classic ‘V’ shape – an an elegant branching structure. This structure is more open and allows the wind to blow through. Pruning is needed for all Japanese Maples to keep them looking their best. Smaller branches that cross between the main trunks in the ‘V’ should be removed to allow for air flow, as well as preventing the build up of dead leaves. These dead leaves can increase the chance of snow build-up and possible breaks in the limbs. Long limbs of new growth that extend 2-3′ beyond the outline of the remaining branches should be pruned to keep the maple in balance. Lower branches may be removed to allow for under planting. For more information please see Pruning Japanese Maples. Once established this cultivar is hardy to -20 degrees – USDA Zone 5. For information on the proper way to care for your maples, please see Care and Maintenance of Japanese Maples.
If you love Japanese Maples as much as I do, you can learn more about these amazing trees by joining the Facebook Group – Japanese Maples and Conifers. It is free to join – you just have to be a Facebook member and the contributors to the group have a wealth of experience and lots of photos. No question is dumb – you will not be criticized for lack of knowledge, rather you will get a variety of opinions from all over the country. This is what I value the most – learning about variations of growth, leaf size and color in different sections of the USA and around the world. I often participate in the discussions.
Limited availability – I sold out last year and almost this year – only 2 left.
The two photos show the beautiful variegated foliage of the summer courtesy of Buchholz Nursery.
1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon