Filigree Green Lace Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Filigree Green Lace'
Filigree Green Lace Japanese Maple foliage
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Height: 7 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 6a
Other Names: Cutleaf Japanese Maple
A pendulous, well rounded, cascading variety with ornamental lacy foliage that begins light green and darkens through the season; its fine texture makes a great garden accent
Filigree Green Lace Japanese Maple is primarily valued in the landscape or garden for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has attractive light green deciduous foliage which emerges rose in spring. The deeply cut lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding gold in the fall.
Filigree Green Lace Japanese Maple is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Filigree Green Lace Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Filigree Green Lace Japanese Maple will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Filigree Green Lace Japanese Maple makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.