Species Kagiri Nishiki Japanese Maple
Crimson-pink-green leaves on green stems.

Kagiri Nishiki Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Kagiri Nishiki'

Kagiri Nishiki Japanese Maple is an amazing plant species due to its incredibly rare beauty. Its multi-colored, deeply cut foliage displays a stunning array of red, orange, pink, and yellow all on one tree. These variegated leaves create an impressive display in any garden. With its spreading and dwarf form, it is a great addition to any landscape and can grow in any soil type. Its small size makes it great for gardens with limited space and its low-maintenance needs make it a great choice for gardeners of any experience level. It is truly an incredible plant to add year-round color and beauty to any garden.






Grafting Propagation,Cutting,Layering Propagation,Air Layering Propagation,Root Division

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Water the Acer palmatum 'Kagiri Nishiki' Japanese maple when the top 50mm (2 inches) of soil is dry. This species prefers moist soil, so it is best to water it a bit more often than other plants. Generally, it is best to water an adult tree twice a week during hot weather, once a week during mild weather, and once a month in winter. When watering, give the tree enough water so that the soil is moist to a depth of 300-450mm (12-18 inches). Make sure to water the entire root zone, so the water reaches all of the roots. After the tree is established, the frequency of watering may need to be adjusted according to local conditions.


Kagiri Nishiki Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Kagiri Nishiki') requires at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight per day. This species prefers morning sun and afternoon shade to prevent foliage from burning in the high summer heat. It benefits from a period of dappled light in the afternoon which provides relief from the hot sun, and also allows the foliage to receive some light filtering through the trees if planted beneath a canopy of trees.


Kagiri Nishiki Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Kagiri Nishiki') should be pruned in early spring (March-April) when they are still in their dormant state. Pruning should be light, focusing on removing any dead, damaged, or diseased branches as well as any crossing or overly-long branches. Doing this will help maintain the plant's desired shape, as well as allowing for better air circulation and adequate light exposure. It is important to avoid pruning the healthy green branches of Kagiri Nishiki Japanese Maple as this could damage the tree and reduce its health.

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