Acer Palmatum is native to Japan and is better known as Japanese Maple. Peve Dave is a Dutch cultivar bred for its unusual serrated foliage, striking red foliage and neat upright habit. This attractive acer has deep reddish leaves that unfurl in early spring on reddish-brown stems. The foliage is deeply divided with strappy lobes that dance in the breeze. In summer foliage matures to dark burgundy before its autumnal display of fiery orange-red. Small inconspicuous red flowers appear in summer which turn into red-flushed winged seed pods that children love.
Height And Spread of Acer Palmatum Peve Dave Peve Dave is an upright bushy acer that grows taller than its spread. It will reach a maximum height of 2.5 metres and spread over 1.5 metres.
How Hardy Is Acer Palmatum Peve Dave This acer is hardy enough to withstand sub-zero temperatures in well-drained soil. It prefers partial shade and shelter because harsh sunlight and drying winds will scorch the foliage.
How To Use Acer Palmatum Peve Dave Japanese Maple Peve Dave is a good choice for partially shady, sheltered borders, rock gardens, japanese themed gardens or woodland gardens. When planted with other colour foliage shrubs, Peve Dave is striking for its burgundy summer foliage and matches the brightest of acers in the autumn months. You can grow this as a striking specimen acer in a large well-watered and well-fed container on a sheltered patio but it will need plenty of water and food in the growing months.
How To Care For Acer Palmatum Peve Dave Peve Dave grows best in moist, but well-drained soil in a sheltered partially shady spot. It’s easy to grow, requiring no pruning or general maintenance, but you can remove crossed or damaged branches in the winter months. Too much pruning will spoil this acer so a measured approach is best. Apply a thick layer of mulch to the roots in spring and water it well until established. Container-grown specimens require plenty of water and food throughout the summer months.