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Although the Japanese maple (Acer japonicum or Acer palmatum), also known as Japanese maple, is better known for its wonderful autumnal play of colors when the initially soft green foliage turns deep red in various shades, the blossom that occurs in spring is also admirable.

The delicate blossoms of the Japanese maple appear from April/May

Japanese maple flowers between April and May

From around April to May - some species also from May to June - the Japanese maple blooms in long-stemmed individual flowers consisting of around 10 to 15 cymes. The petals are bright purple in color and have conspicuous yellow stamens. These develop into winged nuts about two centimeters in size, which break into two individual fruits when ripe.

Japanese maple does not bloom - what to do?

If the tree does not bloom in spring, there are various reasons. However, due to the early flowering, late frosts or winter damage are primarily the cause - after all, not all of the approximately 500 known species of Japanese maple are really hardy.

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If the leaves of the Japanese maple turn brown, this is either due to incorrect care or - often caused by a wrong location - a fungal disease behind it.

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