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Cutleaf Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Viridis'

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Cutleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Viridis') at The Growing Place

Cutleaf Japanese Maple foliage

Cutleaf Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Cutleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Viridis') at The Growing Place

Cutleaf Japanese Maple

Cutleaf Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4b

Other Names:  Laceleaf, Threadleaf Japanese Maple

Group/Class:  Dissectum

Description:

Amazing gold-orange fall color; delicate, lacy leaves of bright green during summer on a cascading form; perfect near a pond, to give structure to a perennial bed or in a foundation planting

Ornamental Features

Cutleaf Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The small deeply cut ferny palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of gold and orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Cutleaf Japanese Maple is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, 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.

Cutleaf Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

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

Planting & Growing

Cutleaf Japanese Maple will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot 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 shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. 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.

Cutleaf Japanese Maple makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

Aurora Location

2000 Montgomery Road,

Aurora, IL 60504

Phone. 630-820-8088

Naperville Location

25w471 Plank Road,

Naperville, IL 60563

Phone. 630-355-4000

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