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The bark on this cultivar is an interesting colour of blackish-red. Add in dark red foliage spring and summer, and brilliant scarlet fall colour, and you have a very attractive specimen.
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Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade.