Acer palmatum var. dissectum Viride Group

Japanese maple

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Plant type

Deciduous tree


Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage



Skill level


photo by Victoria Firmston, copyright GAP Photos (232992)

Plant details

With lace-like, filgree leaves, this Japanese maple always attracts admiring glances. It looks particularly effective next to ponds where it casts beautiful reflections. In autumn, the foliage turns rich shades of yellow before falling. Like other Japanese maples, it needs a partially shaded spot which is protected from cold winds. The soil should be moist but well-drained. It is suitable for growing in a large container, using John Innes No 3 compost, but must be kept well-watered.

Family: Aceraceae

Genus: Acer

Species: palmatum

Cultivar: var. dissectum Viride Group

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Acidic, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 150cm

Spread: 200cm

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