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Acer palmatum var. dissectum

  • Botanical name: Acer palmatum var. dissectum
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous

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.

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Acer palmatum var. dissectum is a stunning Japanese maple, grown for its fine, lace-like filgree leaves. Green in summer, these turn rich shades of yellow in autumn. The tree typically forms a gentle weeping habit, making it well-suited to growing at the edge of a pond.

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For best results, grow Acer palmatum var. dissectum in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Protect it from the harshest winds, which may cause leaf scorch.

How to grow Acer palmatum

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    1.2m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / acidic

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Acer palmatum and wildlife

Acer palmatum has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer palmatum poisonous?

Acer palmatum 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

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