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  • Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Tree
  • Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Tree
  • Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Tree
  • Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Tree
  • Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Tree
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Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Tree

Japanese Maple Trees

from From £29.99 (ex. VAT)
Was: £34.99 (ex. VAT)
( £35.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

In spring and summer the seven lobed foliage of Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is green, but this variety really comes into its own in autumn. Many believe 'Osakazuki' to have the most intense, long lasting fiery scarlet autumn colour of all the Japanese maple trees.

Ideal for the smaller garden this small tree or large shrub with an attractive open habit prefers a slightly sheltered position avoiding full sun where possible. Great for planting in front of evergreen hedges, to really show off the silhouette. Fairly fast growing as a young specimen and then settling down in maturity with an expected maximum height of roughly 4 x 3 metres in 20 years.

This is one of our top selling Japanese maple varieties so we have a range of size options from young but terrific quality plants through to semi mature 50L stock which is stunning, very bushy and great value for the age and height of the tree.

'Osakazuki' has the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA Japanese maple shrub, Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki', 'Ozakazuki' maple tree

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
5L pot 60-90cm Bush £29.99 (ex. VAT) was £34.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
7.5L pot 70-90cm Bush £39.99 (ex. VAT) was £44.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
10L pot 70-100cm Bush £49.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
50L pot 150-180cm Bush £239.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

 

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

 

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice For Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Trees

Pot grown Japanese Maples can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole, especially if you have poor soil.

When planting Japanese Maples, use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant foliage colour. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

The tree planting guide has more detailed information, as well as videos on planting trees and using stakes and ties.

 

Watering & Aftercare Advice For Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. It is important to keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If possible, use rain water instead of tap water as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour. We stock a range of irrigation kits for more effective watering.

If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously.

 

Pruning Advice For Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Trees

Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season (November to March) as Japanese Maples bleed during other times of the year, which can weaken the branches. Japanese Maples rarely need pruning as their natural shape is normally the most attractive. Any pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach, only removing crossing, damaged or diseased branches.

Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' Tree (Japanese Maple Trees) Description

  • Common name: Japanese maple tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: Green leaves turn orange and red in autumn
  • Soil: Moist well-drained sites are recommended but it's suitable to most soil types, except chalky