Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Lionheart’

(Lionheart Japanese Maple)

Size Price
25-GALLON $749.99
40-GALLON $749.99

Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

‘Lionheart’ is a supberb red laceleaf selection of Japanese maple. ‘Lionheart’ leafs out in the spring as a pink-red to bright red turning maroon for a big part of the year. During late summer, ‘Lionheart’ may turn to shades of bronze, before turning orange to crimson red in the fall. The most unique thing is its growth habit, often reaching upward when young.  With age it develops a weeping habit, creating a layered, arching effect.



Best 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. 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

Lionheart Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum var dissectum 'Lionheart'


40 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


8 to 10'


8 to 10'

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color

Emerges red in spring, bronze in summer

Deer Resistant


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