This is a dwarf, weeping, Japanese maple with finely cut foliage and stunning colors. In early spring, the colors are soft and muted with pink, yellow and green colors. As they mature they darken to a more uniform green and then fall foliage colors are bright red and orange. The mature height on this is about 5′ to 8′ with a similar width, but that can be adjusted with pruning.
Pronunciation: AY-ser pahl-MAY-tum dy-SEK-tum
Species Meaning: Shaped like the palm of the hand - Dissected
While Japanese maples tend to be deer resistant in general, this one has been eaten twice when the leaves are young.
It wants frequent watering in summer or the leaves get brown tips. Partial shade
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P17023
Found in Contemplation Garden,
On the front left corner of the Tea House.