Scientific Name: Acer palmatum Dissectum Atropurpureum Group
Common Name: dissected red Japanese maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching
Form: Weeping
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Fall interest, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Summer interest
Exposure: Full sun only if soil kept moist, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Dissected, Compound, Opposite, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Linear, Orbicular, Incised, Pinnately lobed
Flowers: Cyme, Red, Apr
Fruit: Samara, Schizocarp, Red, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Slow-growing shrub, broadly arching; leaves opposite, blades orbicular, about 10cm wide, lobes with very deep sinuses or palmately compound, most with 7 linear and incised-lobed leaflets, deep purple, turning bright red or orange in fall.