Garnet Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Garnet'

Graceful small tree with lacy, deeply cut dark red leaves that retain their color into fall. Very durable and vigorous with a pendulous, spreading growth habit. Moderately deer resistant. Deciduous.
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Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum dy-SEC-tum
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorBurgundy
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitWeeping, Rounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Peony (Paeonia); Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris)

Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Shelter from harsh afternoon sun in hot summer areas. Water regularly during first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Requires less frequent watering when established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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