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Weeping Maples

Weeping Maples are a stunning addition to most gardens. Typical they have a dwarf growth habit with cascading branches and dissected leaves. Weeping Maples are most popular for their unique lace-leaf foliage and magnificent autumn colours. 

Weeping Maples are commonly used as feature trees. They are grafted onto standard understocks to form a mounded shade. They prefer moist, well drained soil and most prefer a shaded position, but a lot of the newer varieties these days can tolerate full sun . There are many cultivars to choose from varying in heights, forms and colours.

HEIGHT:       
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.

USES:      
Feature planting. Suits Japanese themed gardens as well as modern or traditional. Also very well suited to pot plants and are often used for bonsai.

PLANTING TIPS:   
When planting, avoid disturbing the roots and use Seasol or Plantstarter to give them the best head start. For pots, always use a quality potting mix.

ASPECT: 
Prefers a full sun position but will tolerate partial shade.

PRUNING: 
Most varieties do not require pruning..

WATER REQUIREMENTS: 
Moist, well drained soil.

FEEDING: 
Apply a slow release fertiliser in autumn and spring.

 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ao Shidare'

A cascading tree with distinct blue/green foliage in spring and golden yellow colour in autumn. It is not as finely dissected as some other forms, has a more blunt shaped leaf.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Gentle weeping, mushroom form habit. Feathery dissected leaves, but not as fine as other forms. Blue/Green, & Yellow N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Atropurpureum'

One of the older varieties of Weeping Maples, it has deep red new growth that fades to bronze/burgundy and then green in summer. In autumn it will show bright orange tones. Prefers a shaded protected area.
Growth Rate: Slow/Moderate.
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Dense, mounded form. Deeply dissected foliage. Red, Bronze, Burgundy, Green & Orange. N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Autumn Fire'

Less weeping in nature, this semi-upright maple is a vigorous grower. New foliage is green, edged with pink and then matures to green in summer, and as the name suggests, a bright red in autumn. Dark green foliage a vigorous grower turns crimson in autumn. Grows well in a sunny or shaded position.
Growth Rate:Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Less pendulous than other forms. Semi-upright habit. Deeply dissected foliage. Pink, Green & Red N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Baby Lace'

Very finely dissected leaves are half the size of normal forms. Leaves emerge in spring as a mix of pink, red and green which then become a solid green in summer. In autumn foliage turns orange/red. Requires a sheltered position.
Growth Rate: Slow
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Dwarf form Very finely dissected and small leaves. Pink, Red, Green & Orange. N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Baldsmith'

A finely dissected weeping maple with unusual colour of light red/orange, almost apricot. Bright orange and red colour in autumn. Habit is more sprawling than high. Best colour if planted in full sun.
Growth Rate: Slow.
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded form with sprawling habit. Very finely dissected foliage. Light Red/Orange, Bright Red/Orange. N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Berrima Bridge'

A vigorous form of weeping maple which emerges with green foliage in spring, becomes copper-green in summer and intense red/orange in autumn.
Growth Rate: Moderate/Fast.
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Weeping habit Lace leaf, soft foliage. Green, Copper, Red & Orange N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Chantilly Lace'

Beautiful small lace-like leaves which are finely dissected. In spring orange/red leaves emerge, changing to green in summer with new summer leaves contrasting in red. Golden yellow to electric day-glow red in autumn. A vigorous and extremely hardy variety. Grow in full sun to retain colour.
Growth Rate: Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Weeping habit Small lace leaf, soft foliage. Finely dissected. Red, Orange, Green, Yellow & Red N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ellen'

A larger leaf variety than most dissected forms but maintains a lacy appearance. Particularly low, wide spreading habit. Bright green foliage turning yellow in autumn.
Growth Rate: Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Weeping & spreading habit. Larger lace-leaf variety. Dissected form. Green & Yellow. N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Emerald Lace'

Exceptional vigorous grower with bright green fine lace-leaf foliage and a robust mushroom shaped form. As the name suggests, leaves emerge yellow/green in spring and turn a darker green in summer. In autumn the foliage changes to glowing orange/red.
Growth Rate:Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded, mushroom shape Fine lace-leaf foliage. Green & Red N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Flavescens'

A distinct yellow-green lace leaf cultivar. New growth in spring is yellow which darkens to green in summer. Autumn tones are yellow with the odd tinge of orange.
Growth Rate: Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded, mushroom shape. Weeping habit. Fine lace-leaf foliage. Yellow, Green & Orange N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Heartbeat'

An Australian cultivar with bright red spring growth that slowly turns to shades of bronze in summer and glowing red in autumn.
Growth Rate: Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded, mushroom shape. Weeping habit. Fine lace-leaf foliage. Red & Bronze N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inabe Shidare'

One of the fastest growing weeping maples. With more of an arching habit, than a mounded habit, it has deep dark red/purple foliage in spring and summer that turns crimson/orange in autumn. Tolerates full sun and shade.
Growth Rate: Slow.
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Arching & weeping habit. Fine lace-leaf foliage. Red, Purple, Crimson & Orange. N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Irish Lace'

A typical mounded, weeping habit. Pink foliage contrasts against mature green/bronze leaves. Green foliage with pale yellow margins turning orange in autumn.
Growth Rate: Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded habit. Fine lace-leaf foliage. Pink, Green, Bronze, Orange. N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Octopus'

A stunning red weeper with unique deeply divided lobes to each leaf, giving it the characteristic 'octopus' effect. In spring dark red/purple foliage emerges and fades slowing to a green/red through summer. Bright scarlet tones in autumn.
Growth Rate: Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded, weeping habit. Deeply divided lobes. Dissected foliage. Red, Purple, Green N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola'

A popular, dense mounding habit with bright orange/red new growth in spring that turns to green/red colour throughout summer and a fiery orange/red in autumn. Very pendulous habit.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded, weeping habit. Dissected foliage. Bright Red/Orange & Green. N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Raraflora'

A beautiful deeply cut weeping maple with stunning colour display. Early pink/red new growth appears in spring turning yellow, then green in summer. In autumn it transforms into a bright pink/orange/red display.
Growth Rate: Moderate.
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mushroom, mounded shape. Deeply cut foliage. Pink, Yellow, Green, Orange & Red. N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

Deep purple-red all throughout spring and summer then changing to a stunning flaming red in autumn. Holds colour very well even in a shaded position.
Growth Rate: Slow
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mushroom, mounded shape. Dissected foliage Purple & Red N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Shojo Shidare'

A stunning small weeping maple with uniquely dissected foliage. Spring foliage is red turning to purple-green in summer and crimson in autumn. Prefers moist, well drained soil.
Growth Rate: Slow/Moderate
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
A small tree with a rounded shape and weeping branches Uniquely dissected, soft foliage. Red, Purple, Green & Crimson N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Stella Rosa'

Bright red young growth in spring changing to dark purple in summer and bright red tones in autumn. Less vigorous than most other purple dissectums.
Growth Rate:Slow
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mushroom, mounded shape. Dissected foliage Purple & Red N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama'

One of the oldest and most prominent red weeping maples. A stunning delicate, cascading form that holds good red leaf colour through summer, and bright crimson red in autumn. It is hardy and a vigorous grower.
Growth Rate: Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Cascading shape. Dissected foliage Reds N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis'

A reasonable fast growing green leafed maple. Spring leaves emerge yellow/green changing to a medium green in summer. In autumn foliage is a strong gold to a brilliant scarlet red.
Growth Rate: Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded shape. Dissected foliage Yellow, Green & Reds N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Waterfall'

This weeper has larger leaves than most dissectums and a beautiful cascading habit. With bright green foliage, this maple is one of the fastest growers and can put on large amounts of growth in one season. Golden autumn tones flushed with crimson.
Growth Rate: Moderate/Fast
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded shape with cascading habit. Dissected foliage Green, Gold & Reds N/A
 

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Watnong'

A beautiful variety with deeply divided leaves. New growth is pink/red fading out to green-red in summer then back to pink/red with its mid summer flush of growth. In autumn the foliage is a brilliant orange.
Growth Rate: Slow
Form: Foliage: Autumn Colour: Flowers:
Mounded shape with cascading habit. Dissected foliage Pink, Red, Green & Orange N/A
 

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