Acer palmatum ‘Shirazz’
Well drained neutral/acid
A spectacular cultivar, having uniquely coloured variegated leaves. Leaves are relatively large, deeply divided,with coarsely serrated lobes. New spring foliage emerges as a striking crimson pink. Mature leaves are carried on bright red petioles and give a multi coloured effect, being tones of olive green, grey and silver, having a striking marginal variegation of white highlighted with pink blushed tips. Mature foliage makes a stunning contrast to the bright crimson new growth. Growth is vigorous and upright at first, branches becoming gracefully arching. Autumn tones of fiery red, and one of the last to drop it’s leaves in autumn.