Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum’ Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum

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

Attributes

  • Do not prune
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • VS Size: Very small
  • Autumn colour

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