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Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom' | Japanese maple 'Phoenix' - Narrow - 160-180cm - 20lt

Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom' | Japanese maple 'Phoenix' - Narrow - 160-180cm - 20lt

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Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom' is a unique and stunning cultivar of the Japanese maple tree. This deciduous tree is prized for its striking, bright red foliage that emerges in the spring and turns a deeper shade of red in the fall. The leaves are deeply lobed and delicate, creating a graceful and elegant appearance.

'Skeeters Broom' is a slow-growing tree that typically reaches a height of 6 to 8 feet and a spread of 4 to 6 feet, making it a perfect choice for smaller gardens, courtyards, or even containers. It has a compact and upright growth habit, with branches that grow vertically, giving it a narrow and columnar shape.

This Japanese maple is a low-maintenance tree that prefers partial shade and well-drained soil. It is hardy in zones 5-9 and can tolerate both cold winters and hot summers. 'Skeeters Broom' is also known for its excellent resistance to pests and diseases, making it a reliable addition to any landscape.

Overall, Acer palmatum 'Skeeters Broom' is a striking and unique cultivar that is sure to catch the eye of any passerby. Its compact size, easy care, and stunning foliage make it an excellent choice for gardens of all sizes and styles.

  • Common Name

    Japanese Maple Skeeters Broom

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub or small tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, small, red

  • Foliage

    5-lobed leaves, bright red in spring, pinkish-red and green in summer, orange and fiery red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    5-10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

Upright Narrow

Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

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.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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