Japanese maple 'Butterfly' - Hardy plant

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Japanese maple 'Butterfly' - Hardy plant

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
Beautiful autumnal colours
The autumnal colours of the Japanese maple 'Butterfly' are extraordinary! The shrub is hardy and grows slowly. Ideal for small gardens. The leaves of the Japanese maple (Acer Palmatum) are green with a white edge. We can plant the hardy shrub all year round.
The shrub does not require pruning. Plant the Japanese maple in partial shade. The shrub prefers well-drained soil. It's best to give them extra water during dry periods.
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Japanese maple 'Butterfly' - Hardy plant
Japanese maple 'Butterfly' - Hardy plant
Japanese maple 'Butterfly' - Hardy plant
Japanese maple 'Butterfly' - Hardy plant
Japanese maple 'Butterfly' - Hardy plant
How we measure

From the bottom of the nursery pot to the top of the plant.

Seasonal effects

The appearance of shrubs changes between seasons. From a bare plant lying dormant in winter to fresh greenery in spring, in full bloom during summer to leaves changing colour and dropping in autumn. This is a natural process courtesy of mother nature. Our plants will be delivered accordingly.

Latin name: Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: Grey,White
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow, Shadow
Green stayer: No
Leafs all year: No
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Not Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Growing Height: 150 - 200 cm
Planting distance: 150 - 200 cm

Make sure that the root ball of the Acer palmatum 'Butterfly' is well drenched before planting. Soak the root ball in a bucket of lukewarm water beforehand. Dig a wide planting hole and thoroughly loosen the soil with a fork. Place the root ball of the Japanese ‘Butterfly’ at the correct depth in the plant hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below the surface. Fill the planting hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Japanese maple ‘Butterfly’ likes soil rather acidic, rich in humus and fairly moist. Improve poor garden soil by adding some garden peat and compost. Clay soil is less suitable. Plant the shrub in partial shade.


Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’ is a strong shrub that requires minimal maintenance. This Japanese maple grows less well in dry soil, so water more frequently during dry periods. If planted in a pot or tub, avoid choosing a location in full sun for your Japanese maple. Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’ is fairly slow-growing and therefore requires very little pruning. In June, if necessary, the long branches can be trimmed back slightly so that the shrub retains its shape.


The fresh green leaves of Acer palmatum ‘Butterfly’ are delicately cut. The leaf has a beautifully fresh green colour with a clean white margin. This compact ornamental shrub is suitable for the small garden, borders and rock garden. It will take 10 years to reach a height of 2 metres Japanese maple ‘Butterfly’ is therefore perfect for growing in a large flower pot or tub on your patio or decking.


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