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Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Ruslyn In The Pink'

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Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Ruslyn In The Pink') at Plants Unlimited

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple foliage

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple foliage

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Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Ruslyn In The Pink') at Plants Unlimited

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Description:

This variety has rather large foliage for a dwarf that emerges pink, darkens to red and then purple, older growth is bronzy-green; progresses to deep crimson in fall; a visually stunning specimen for the garden or container

Ornamental Features

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple has attractive purple-variegated dark red foliage which emerges pink in spring. The large lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The rough gray bark adds an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Ruslyn In The Pink Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
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Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
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