Acer palmatum ‘Van Der Maat’

Japanese maple

  • Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Van Der Maat'
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous

Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Van der maat’

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. disssectum is a small, slow-growing Japanese maple, with delicate, lacy foliage, small purple flowers and fantastic autumn colour.


The leaves of Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Van der maat’ have a pink blush in spring, before turning orange-red in autumn. 

How to grow Acer 'Van der Maat'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    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 / chalky / alkaline
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

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Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

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Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Acer 'Van der Maat' and wildlife

Acer 'Van Der Maat' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer 'Van der Maat' poisonous?

Acer 'Van Der Maat' 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 'Van der Maat'