Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
ACER palmatum var. dissectum 'Lionheart'
Dissected Japanese Maple, Lionheart Dissected Japanese Maple
A small multi-stemmed deciduous tree native to eastern Asia, the beautiful and ubiquitous Japanese maple is a garden staple. Bearing the deeply and narrowly lobed leaves characteristic of the Dissectum Group of Japanese maples, 'Lionheart' differs from most other Dissectums in its relatively upright habit, especially when young. The lacy red-purple leaves, elegant spreading habit, and deep red bark of this cultivar make it a year-round standout in the landscape. The leaves mature to bronze before turning brilliant red in fall. Inconspicuous purplish flowers in spring give rise to green, red-tinged, winged fruits. In winter, the stark arching branches of a mature specimen will add to any garden or landscape.
Japanese maples prefer sites with rich, well-drained soil and part sun to part shade. They fare poorly in hot, dry, or windy locations. Some self-sowing may occur. This cultivar is versatile in the landscape and may be grown as a feature or container plant or in a mixed border.
8 - 2
6 - 8
A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
10'-15' / 3.0m - 4.6m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Purple, Burgundy, Bronze
Dark Red, Gray
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
Preferred Commerce. All Rights Reserved.