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Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'

(Japanese Maple, 'Burgundy Lace' )

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‘Burgundy Lace' (Matsumurae Group) is a small tree with a rounded-spreading crown that typically matures to 8-12' tall and to 10-15' wide. It is particularly noted for its attractive burgundy-red leaves. Each palmate leaf has seven narrow, serrated, deeply-cut lobes (divided 3/4 way to leaf base). Leaves usually retain excellent burgundy color well into summer before turning bronze to green. Bright red fall color. Twigs are green. 'Burgundy Lace' was introduced into commerce in 1958 by Vermeulen & Sons in New Jersey. Graceful deciduous tree displaying deeply-lobed, finely-serrated, brilliant burgundy-red leaves. Provides artistic lacy effect; contrasts well with green-leaved plants. Very choice specimen.


Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers some part afternoon shade in the southern parts of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. 'Burgundy Lace' usually produces best leaf color in part shade (foliage may burn in full sun). Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Avoid hot and dry sites. Fertilize in spring before leaves emerge. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.

Additional Information

Common Name Japanese Maple, 'Burgundy Lace'
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'
Container/Amount 3 inch caliper
Plant Category Tree
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
Hardiness Zone 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Height 15 to 20 ft.
Width 15 to 20 ft.
Growth Rate Slow
Light Requirements Part-sun, Part-shade
Soil Condition Well-drained
Water Needs Average
Blooming Period No
Flower Color No
Fragrance No
Foliage Color burgundy red
Berry Color No
Deer Resistant No

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