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James H. Schutte
ACER palmatum var. dissectum
Cutleaf Japanese Maple, Dissected Japanese Maple
Fine, lacy foliage, that’s the first thing that should come to mind when thinking about dissected Japanese maple.
Asian in origin, this deciduous tree tends to have a smaller stature than other Japanese maples and sports arching branches that give it a broad, mounded appearance. There is a lot of variation in leaf color and sometimes shape, depending on the cultivar, but overall leaves may be yellow-green or green to purple-red turning shades of purple, red, orange and yellow in the fall.
These adaptable trees prefer sites with humus-rich, well-drained soil and partial shade. Some may self-sow, but not invasively. Japanese maple is versatile in the landscape and may be grown as a feature plant, in a mixed border, or as a bonsai.
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
12'-20' / 3.7m - 6.1m
Early Spring, Spring
Central Asia, China, Japan, Korea
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Light Green
Purple, Orange, Gold, Dark Red
Gray Green, Gray, Slate Gray
Container, Feature Plant, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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