Acer palmatum are Japanese Maples native to Japan but grown and cultivated across the world. Wilson’s Pink Dwarf was bred for its low-growing nature and unusual pink spring foliage. Its leaves are deeply divided and strappy on top of delicate long stems. They emerge pretty salmon pink in spring alongside tiny flowers that mature into winged seed pods for autumn. The foliage remains pink for spring maturing to fresh green with warm yellow over the summer months. Autumn brings about a bright flush of vibrant colour turning it into particularly fine shades of orange and red before the foliage falls to reveal its delicate ornamental greenish-brown stems.
Japanese Maple Wilson’s Pink Dwarf is an especially light and fresh acer with fine strappy leaves that creates lots of texture. Its small height and spread make it an excellent choice for containers and compact urban courtyards where every inch counts.
Height And Spread of Acer Palmatum Wilson’s Pink Dwarf Wilson Pink Dwarf is one of the smallest acers you can buy. Although it’s a branching tree, it appears shrub-like reaching a maximum height and spread of 1.5 metres over 10-20 years.
How Hardy Is Acer Palmatum Wilson’s Pink Dwarf If its roots are well-drained and it’s placed in a partially shady sheltered spot, Japanese Maple Wilson’s Pink Dwarf is fully hardy in the UK.
How To Use Acer Palmatum Wilson’s Pink Dwarf The small stature and spectacular colours of Wilson’s Pink Dwarf make it an excellent container-grown specimen tree on the patio, decking, or on a balcony. It also suits a leafy low maintenance border, an urban courtyard, sheltered rockery, or Japanese-style garden especially when paired up with other small brightly coloured acers such as Acer Palmatum Little Red or Acer Dissectum Garnet Feathered.
How To Care For Acer Palmatum Wilson’s Pink Dwarf The best leaf colour emerges in partial shade, so choose a spot with shelter from hot and cold winds which cause leaf scorch. Wilson’s Pink Dwarf prefers neutral to acid soils but will grow in the majority of fertile well-drained soil too. This is a small acer tree, so regular pruning is not required and may even ruin its shape. If necessary any broken or crossed branches can be removed in the dormant winter season. Apply mulch in spring for the growing season and again in autumn to protect its shallow roots from drying out. Container-grown acers should be propped up on feet for good drainage so roots don’t freeze in the cold months.