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Cultural Details for Acer palmatum var. dissectum

Common Name:
Cutleaf Japanese Maple

Growth Rate:
Slow growing, 12" or less per year.

Average Mature Height:
8-10'

Average Mature Width:
8-10'

Flower Details:
Red flowers in the spring

Fruit Details:
Dry red samara

Fall Color:
Red

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious.

Native Habitat:
Zones 5-7, Japan, China and Korea. Introduced to England in 1820.

Other Features:
Perhaps the most refined of all maples. The 7, 9 or 11 lobes are cut to the point of attachment with each lobe in turn finely cut and each division toothed. Shrubby habit, contorted and twisted branches.

Culture and Care:
Plant in the shade with acidic, well-drained, sandy soil. Can be grown from seed or propagated.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
3385, 3438

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu