Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Viridis’

('Green Cutleaf', Japanese Maple)


$199.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Dissectum Viride Group is a dwarf, mounded, shrubby, multi-stemmed, green-leaved form with cascading branching and a weeping habit. It typically grows to 6-10′ tall. Michael Dirr suggests that Dissectum Viride Group is a “catch-all term” that covers all green leaf dissected types. Finely cut, palmate (7-9 lobes), green, dissected leaves (2-4″ long) turn yellow to red in fall. Small reddish flowers in spring give way to greenish samaras which ripen in late summer to early fall. As with many maples, the flowers are rather attractive close up, but are not particularly showy from a distance.

Description

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 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. 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.

Additional information

Common Name

'Green Cutleaf', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Viridis'

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

10

Width

12'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Flower Color

greenish yellow

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

golden yellow

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