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Acer palmatum Artropuprpureum - Japanese Maple


A small deciduous tree that has been in cultivation in Japan for a very long time. The fresh, delicate looking foliage is almost transparent in the sunlight and the overall shape of Japanese Maples make them an excellent choice as a specimen tree in a sheltered spot. Acer palmatum Atropurpureum is the dark purple-leaved form of the common Japanese maple with exceptionally great Autumn colour.

Japanese maples all require shelter from wind to avoid wind scorch. The very fine leaved cultivars need extra protection from wind and the sun. Despite being hardy, the fresh growth can be vulnerable to frost in the Spring. They all tolerate growing in a large container, some for a very long time.

Cultivars with green or yellow foliage are best grown in dappled shade as full sun can scorch the leaves.
Cultivars with purple or red foliage require some sun to fully develop their dark colour.
Cultivars with variegated foliage require shade from the afternoon sun to prevent scorching.

• Site: Requires shelter from wind
• Soil: Prefers well-drained neutral to acidic soil
• Position: Full sun, part shade
• Season of Interest: Attractive shape, Autumn colour
• Hardiness: Fully hardy- though fresh spring growth can suffer from frost
• Height: 20-30ft (6-10m)
• Spread: 15-20ft (4-6m)


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You can order a bouquet from us from anywhere in the world to be delivered in Ireland & we will deliver it for €7.50. Feel free to use our services if you are living abroad and want to send flowers or a gift to a loved one in Ireland. We will make sure they receive your gift on time. If you would like to send flowers to a loved one outside of Ireland you can ring us directly as prices and delivery may vary from country to country. Please note that there is no free shipping offer on fresh cut flowers.

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Products we don’t deliver Nationwide:

Please note we do not deliver large bags of compost other than to County Dublin & County Kildare or 35 Km radius of where we are based as we deliver these ourselves & not through a courier. We charge a standard €12.50 delivery for compost. Please click on the compost shipping method at the checkout page. We do not deliver livestock such as fish.

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We have a set rate of €9.00 for parcels up to 25kg. We can organise delivery for any product heavier than 25KG once we know dimensions and weight and distance to travel.

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We also offer a click & collect where you can place you order online and collect it in the Garden Centre whenever you like. Please be sure to bring your credit card that you used & identification with you as we require signature & verification.

Please note that the free shipping offer does not apply to in store purchases.


If for any reason you are not satisfied with your order or change your mind, simply return it within 7 days of delivery and we will replace it or issue you with a credit note for the cost of the item (excluding shipping) The item must not be opened or used and packaging must be intact and of resalable quality.

Please check the contents of your package on arrival. If a product you purchased is defective or damaged during shipment, it is important you let us know upon opening package. Please keep all packaging materials from the shipment. Any defects must be reported within 24 hours of reciept of delivery.

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Goods returned can be posted to:

Newlands Home & Garden Centre
New Road
Dublin 22

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