Acer japonicum ‘Green Cascade’

Japanese maple

  • Botanical name: Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade'
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
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Acer japonicum is a maple native to Japan and southern Korea. A small deciduous tree growing to a height of just 100cm, it’s a popular choice in small gardens. Japanese maples are known for their spectacular autumn colours, and there are many garden-worthy cultivars, which have been bred to produce an even more dramatic autumn show.  


Acer japonicum ‘Green Cascade’ can be grown as a shrub or small tree. It has graceful, pendulous and cascading branches, giving the plant a rounded shape. It has a spreading habit. Foliage is mid-green, turning yellow, orange and red in autumn.


Acer japonicum ‘Green Cascade’ can be grown on its own as a feature in its own right, or among other plants in a mixed herbaceous border. It does best in a sheltered spot, where it is protected from the worst of the elements. 

How to grow Acer 'Green Cascade'

  • Plant size

    3m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Plant in December

Acer 'Green Cascade' and wildlife

Acer 'Green Cascade' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer 'Green Cascade' poisonous?

Acer 'Green Cascade' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Acer 'Green Cascade'