Acer palmate 'Orange Dream'
Acer palmatum 'Orange Dream' is a slow growing and elegant cultivar of Japanese Maple, reaching a maximum of 3m x 3m in time (less in a pot), with divided citrus yellow leaves in spring, which turn to orange green in summer, then turn bright shades of golden orange before dropping in autumn. Enhanced by masses of tiny red flowers in spring, this plant loves a moist but well drained soil, in dappled or full shade in quite a wide range of soil types, preferring soils in the acid to neutral range. Excellent grown as a specimen in a large pot, or in a border position, but best in a sheltered spot and protect from cold winds in spring as the leaves are first emerging. Do not allow the roots to dry out, as both of these things will lead to dessication of the leaves and the loss of the plant.