Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Ornatum'

Japanese maple

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Plant type

Deciduous tree


Autumn colour



Skill level


Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Ornatum'

Plant details

Acer palmatum is a deciduous, woody shrub native to parts of Asia and Russia. There are many garden-worthy cultivars available, which have been bred for their leaf shapes and colours.

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Ornatum' has pretty lace-like, filgree leaves which turn from rich to yellow in autumn.

For best results, grow Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Ornatum' in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. It's also suited to growing in a container. Protect it from the harshest winds, which may cause leaf scorch.

Family: Aceraceae

Genus: Acer

Species: palmatum

Cultivar: var. dissectum 'Ornatum

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 300cm

Spread: 300cm

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I have an established Japanese maple grown in a large container and over the last week its leaves have become dry and brittle. Can you offer advice on the best treatment?

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