Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Garnet’

('Garnet Cutleaf', Japanese Maple)

Size Price
15-GALLON $999.99
25-GALLON $999.99
40-GALLON $999.99

Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

The outstanding features of this cultivar are its shape, color, and vigor. The leaf color is a rich red-orange color similar to the gemstone, ‘Garnet’. In the shade this cultivar stays green but in a sunny location the red-orange color quickly comes out and stays well into the summer. ‘Garnet’ is a vigorous grower, eventually reaching 8-10 ft. in height and width. The leaves are large for a dissectum. It has the pendulous spreading habit of dissectums. As ‘Garnet’ matures it forms a beautiful, cascading, “mound shaped” specimen. ‘Garnet’ is becoming a popular landscape plant because of its durability and color retention qualities. This cultivar originated in the Netherlands. Propagating rights were then sold to La Faber and Company of Boskoop who later sold the rights to a grower in Switzerland. Awards: Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993. Award of Merit at Boskoop, The Netherlands in 1959 (where the cultivar originated).  (Courtesy of the Missouri Botanical Garden Plant Finder)



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. Leaves acquire greenish tones in too much shade. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Avoid hot and dry sites. Site in locations protected from strong winds. 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

'Garnet Cutleaf', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet'


15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


8 to 10'


8 to 10'

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Flower Color




Foliage Color

deep purple red

Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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