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Acer palmatum 'Starfish' | Japanese maple 'Starfish' - 150-170cm - 15lt

Acer palmatum 'Starfish' | Japanese maple 'Starfish' - 150-170cm - 15lt

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Acer palmatum 'Starfish' is a small, upright, shrubby deciduous tree with palmate, deeply divided, narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, reddish-purple leaves, bright red in autumn, resembling the starfish. Small, inconspicuous, reddish flowers bloom in spring and are followed by green, red-flushed, winged seed pods. Acer palmatum 'Starfish' is adaptable to a wide range of soils, but prefers fertile, organically rich, slightly acidic to neutral, moist, well-drained soils. It thrives in partial shade and best leaf colour is achieved in partial shade, but can withstand full sun. Excessive exposure and lack of soil moist may cause leaf scorch. It is resistant to frost but needs to be sheltered from harsh winds. Low maintenance plant, needs little to no pruning. Japanese maple 'Starfish' is a small, stunning, unusual, ornamental tree perfect for smaller informal, cottage, urban, and rock gardens. It is great for sheltered beds and borders. Excellent for growing in pots and containers on patios or balconies.
  • Common Name

    Japanese maple 'Starfish'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    small, inconspicuous, reddish flowers

  • Foliage

    palmate, deeply divided, narrowly lance-shaped, toothed, reddish-purple leaves, resembling the starfish

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


East–facing or North–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, partial shade, full sun

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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