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Acer palmatum Dissectum

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Acer palmatum Dissectum Weeping Japanese Maple,Weeping Japanese Maple,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Trees Dense, Spreading

Beautiful, low-growing weeping Japanese Maple standard with small, very fine dissected leaves. In spring, bright green leaves emerge, darkening in summer with new summer leaves contrasting in red. Golden yellow, orange and red autumn colours. A vigorous and extremely hardy variety. Plant in full sun for best autumn colour. Great for use in Japanese themed gardens.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
2-4m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Shady Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Borers, Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes: Prefers moist, well drained soil but will adapt to most. When planting, avoid disturbing the roots and use Seasol to give them the best head start. Always use a quality potting mix if planting in a container. Feed in Autumn and Spring with a slow release fertiliser, add compost/cow manure when planting and mulch well. Rarely needs pruning. Needs protection from hot summer winds - leaves may scorch and tree will become stressed. Transplants easily in dormant months. NOTE: The overall height of all weeping maples is usually determined by the original grafted height, some may only be grafted at 1m or smaller while other can be grafted at 2m or higher.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Aceraceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green, Red, Yellow
Flower Colour: Purple, Insignificant, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: Low