Acer palmatum ‘Orido Nishiki’

(Orido Nishiki Japanese Maple)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Orido Nishiki’ has a broad and rounded habit with branches that are often layered or sweeping toward the ground in a weeping or cascading manner. Its narrowly lobed leaves are often dissected, creating a delicate, lacy appearance.  In spring the leaves are randomly marbled with white and pink aging to green over the summer.  Fall colors are oranges and reds. The name means multi-colored tapestry of the master.  (Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

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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 at least some afternoon shade in the southern parts (including Durham) of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summer areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. 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.  (Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)

Additional information

Common Name

Orido Nishiki Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Orido Nishiki'


25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun





Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color




Foliage Color

Marbled pink, white and green in spring

Deer Resistant


Fall Color

orange and red

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