Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Sunset’

(Sunset Japanese Maple)

Size Price
25-GALLON $399.99

Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

A slow-growing, lace leaf Japanese Maple. Leaves emerge light yellow-green with orange hues. In summer the leaves are enhanced by a light cast of red, especially at the margins. Uniquely variegated. Fall brings out bright oranges and reds. This variety is really unique in the lace leaf group.



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

Sunset Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Sunset'


25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-sun, Sun


5 ft.


5 ft

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color

Emerges yellow-green/orange turning green with red tips in summer

Deer Resistant


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