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Acer palmatum 'Little Princess' | Japanese maple 'Chiyo-hime' - 50-80cm, 5lt

Acer palmatum 'Little Princess' | Japanese maple 'Chiyo-hime' - 50-80cm, 5lt

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Acer palmatum 'Little Princess', also known as Chiyo-hime Japanese maple, is a small, ornamental, deciduous shrub with a compact, spreading habit. Palmate leaves are light green with red edges in spring, vibrant green in summer, and golden-yellow and orange in autumn. Tiny, inconspicuous, purple-red flowers bloom in spring and are followed by winged fruits. It likes acidic or neutral soil, moist but well-drained. Leaf colour is more intensive when grown in partial shade, but it doesn’t mind full sun. It needs to be protected from harsh winds. It is very resilient, generally pest-free and disease-free, tolerant to heat and humidity. Lack of soil moisture and excessive exposure can cause leaf scorch. Acer palmatum 'Little Princess' increases its beauty as it ages. It is perfect for small gardens and growing in containers. Beautiful leaf colour and interesting shape makes it a perfect specimen plant
  • Common Name

    Little Princess Japanese Maple, Chiyo-hime Japanese Maple

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    tiny, inconspicuous, purple-red

  • Foliage

    palmate leaves, bright green with red edges in spring, green in summer, yellow and orange in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

dense, compact, spreading, bushy

Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, partial shade, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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