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Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' | Japanese maple 'Summer Gold' - Bushy - 100-150cm - 20lt

Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' | Japanese maple 'Summer Gold' - Bushy - 100-150cm - 20lt

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Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' is a stunning cultivar of Japanese maple that is highly sought after for its unique golden-yellow foliage. This deciduous tree typically grows to a height of about 1.5 meters and has a bushy, rounded habit, making it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or patio containers.

The leaves of Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' are deeply lobed, giving them a delicate and airy appearance. The foliage emerges as a bright golden-yellow color in the spring and maintains this striking hue throughout the summer months. As autumn approaches, the leaves turn a subtle green before taking on shades of orange and red, creating a beautiful contrast against the autumn landscape.

This cultivar is relatively low maintenance and easy to grow, making it a popular choice for gardeners of all levels of experience. It prefers partial shade and well-draining soil that is kept consistently moist. Occasional pruning can help maintain its compact size and shape.

Overall, Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' is a stunning and versatile tree that can add a touch of elegance to any garden or landscape.

At maturity, Acer palmatum 'Summer Gold' typically reaches a height of around 1.5 to 2 meters, with a similar spread. However, this can vary depending on growing conditions and the specific cultivar. The plant has a slow to moderate growth rate, and it may take several years to reach its full size. In general, Japanese maples are known for their elegant and graceful appearance, and 'Summer Gold' is no exception. Its compact size and bushy habit make it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or as a focal point in a larger landscape. With proper care and maintenance, this beautiful tree can provide years of enjoyment and beauty in your outdoor space.

  • Common Name

    Japanese maple 'Jerre Schwartz'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    inconspicuous flowers

  • Foliage

    palmate, deeply lobed, dark green leaves, flushed pink and then bronze-green in spring, vibrant red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


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

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, partial shade, full sun

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, 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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