Acer Palmatum Dissectum – Learn, Buy & Grow

Acer palmatum dissectum ‘dissectum artopurporeum’ is an attractive garden tree grown for its brightly coloured foliage that presents different shades of orange and red that turn to a shade of scarlet red in autumn. Only one species has a lime-green shade of green.

Acer palmatum Dissectum Emerald Lace ‘Japanese Maple’ can be loosely described as a large shrub or small garden tree with a broad and bushy weeping shape. It is a slow-growing tree that reaches heights of about 1.5 metres to 2.5 metres and spreads about 2.5 to 4 metres. Generally, it is regarded as a low-maintenance plant and thrives with basic care.

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Acer Palmatum Var Dissectum is usually identified by the different shapes of its leaves.

Various cultivars showcase a variety of leaf structures ranging from the shape to the texture and the colours of the leaves.

Two varieties of Acer Palmatum Dissectum are:

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Garnet

Also called Japanese maple tree garnet because its foliage is similar to that of a deep garnet stone. It holds its colour better than most other varieties before developing to a shade of scarlet in autumn. It is a small and slow-growing tree that reaches a height of only 2 metres and a diameter of 3 metres after 20 years. It thrives in similar conditions to most other varieties of the tree. 

Acer palmatum dissectum Garnet

Acer palmatum dissectum Garnet

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Seiryu

An unusual variety of the Acer palmatum genus having green leaves most of the year and an upright form rather than the regular weeping form that is common to the species. 

Its foliage is lime green throughout spring and turns to a shade of mid-green in the summer. In autumn, it has a red tinge before turning red or gold. It can be used in the garden as a large shrub or a tiny garden tree. It thrives in the same conditions as other varieties.

LARGE 120-140cm Specimen Acer palmatum dissectum Seiryu - Japanese Maple Tree

Specimen Acer palmatum dissectum Seiryu – Japanese Maple Tree

How To Grow And Care For Acer Palmatum Dissectum

Acer palmatum dissectum is a relatively hardy tree that requires low maintenance. It will thrive once it gets basic care of water, sunlight, and protection during harsh seasons.

Soil: The ideal soil type for healthy growth is moist, organically rich, and well-draining, slightly acidic soil. Loamy and sandy soil is appropriate.

Water: It requires only medium watering to keep it moist. Dry soil can cause the leaves to scorch. 

Acer palmatum Dissectum - Filigree Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum Dissectum – Filigree Japanese Maple

Light: It thrives in partial shade to full sunlight but requires protection in extreme heat. Providing shade in the afternoon sun will protect it from scorching.

Pruning: Pruning is not required but is best done after the leaves fall off in autumn and during winter but before January. Pruning at other times will make the tree bleed.

When do you prune Acer palmatum dissectum?

Choosing the right time to prune is principal in the healthy growth of your tree and the best time to prune an Acer palmatum dissectum tree is after all their leaves fall off in autumn but before January. Pruning the tree after December will make the tree bleed sap.

Does the Acer palmatum dissectum flower?

This species of Japanese maple tree blooms inconspicuous tiny red flowers that produce seeds.

How big does an Acer palmatum dissectum firecracker get?

At maturity, an Acer palmatum dissectum firecracker reaches 4 metres in both height and diameter.

How do you care for Acer palmatum dissectum?

The best care for Acer palmatum dissectum is to allow it to grow in partial to full sun, protect it from wings, and allow the soil to remain moist with medium watering and covering with a layer of mulch to help retain its moisture.

How do you look after Acer palmatum dissectum Inaba shidare?

This species of Acer palmatum dissectum is best grown in moist, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. It should be protected from excessive exposure to the sun, frost, and wind to avoid leaf scorch.

How do you protect Acer palmatum dissectum senryu from winds?

Although Acer palmatum dissectum is classified as a hardy plant, they need to be protected from exposure to frost, cold and harsh winds, and excessive exposure to the sun. For young trees still in pots, promptly move them indoors to protect the leaves from frost and harsh winds. For the outdoor plants, you can cover the leaves with a tarp but remember to promptly remove the tarp when the weather becomes more favourable to avoid damaging the leaves from the weight of the tarp and accumulated heat inside the tarp. 

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