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Acer pal Dissectum
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Acer palmatum 'Dissectum'

Japanese Maple

Description: Acer palmatum 'Dissectum' is a low-growing, small tree which is also often used as a suitable generic name for any rounded, shapely, slow growing shrub. It's fine, deeply-cut lobed leaves emerge green in the spring before turning gorgeous shades of yellow, orange and red in the autumn.

History: Introduced in 1784. Received an Award of Garden Merit from The Royal Horticultural Society.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 1.25m x 2.5m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Very small tree size after 10 years Very small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Needs sheltered site Needs sheltered site
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune