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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis'

Green Laceleaf Japanese Maple
  • Plant Type:
  • Tree
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Small
  • Also Grown As:
  • Natural Low Branching
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 5-7' x 6-8'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Weeping
  • Native To:
  • Asia, Japan
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Insignificant
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Fall Color, Intermountain Conditions, Shade Tolerant
  • Container Sizes:
  • #15
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 2-10, 12, 14-24
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 5

A BIT MORE...

The beautiful feathery brilliant green foliage of this mounding tree stops passersby in their tracks. The deeply lobed leaves are toothed, lacy, and lovely. While this might easily be mistaken for a shrub as it grows wider (to 12’) than taller (to 6’), the very slow growth rate of this deciduous tree allows for the creation of a leader if desired. Drooping branches create a soft effect that lends itself well to slopes or to soften a rock garden. The leaves turn a brilliant crimson in the fall. In southern California and other warm climates, it is wise to shelter it from hot, dry winds and direct sun and to give it consistent water. These are particularly well-suited to containers and to bonsai but they are equally lovely in a garden setting. Their non-invasive root systems make them excellent subjects next to patios or walkways. The Japanese maples were introduced to western society by the Swedish doctor, Carl Peter Thunberg who named the species “palmatum” for its leaves’ resemblance to the open human palm. Japanese maples resist oak root fungus and is not prone to pest or disease problems.