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Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Viridis’

Maple

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height2m to 2.5m
  • Spread2m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourLime green, red, orange, yellow

Description

Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Viridis’ (Maple). This is a mound-shaped, small tree with lime green, deeply incised, feathery leaves, which turn bright shades of red, orange and yellow in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for their summer and autumn foliage. Make good container plants.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Acers are fully to frost hardy and will require sun or semi-shade in fertile, well-drained soil.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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