This fantastic variety of Acer, also known as Japanese Maple, provides a wealth of garden interest all year round.
Ariadne is a semi-dwarf variety with a nice bushy spreading habit, gradually forming a lovely small tree. It can also be pruned to keep it in a compact bushy form.
Acer palmatum Ariadne is a multi-coloured maple in that it goes through several colour changes throughout the year. The array of colours is quite amazing, with a final dazzling flare each autumn before the winter months take hold.
Initially in Spring the fresh growth is a glorious mixture of marbled pinks, orange and yellow with bright green veining throughout each and every leaf.
Then the leaves take of a reddish-purple hue for the summer months whilst retaining the contrast of green veins.
Finally, the foliage over the entire tree will shade to a fiery orange before transitioning to red prior to leaf fall. For the very best leaf colour through the year Ariadne will do best in a sunny or partially shaded spot.
Supplied in approx. 3 litre containers.