Acer palmatum dissectum 'Waterfall'
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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Waterfall'

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Waterfall'

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Common Name: Japanese Maple
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: Apr
Mature Height: 6-8' Spacing: 8-10'
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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Waterfall' is the best of the bunch, with more deeply cut leaves, longer cascading branches, and knockout fall foliage—changing from emerald green to bright gold tinged orange and red. This cut-leaf Japanese Maple is a landscape feature by the terrace; perfection overlooking a pond. A Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Gold Medal Plant.

The 150 species of Maples have a wide distribution, from Europe and Asia to North and Central America. Their winged fruits twirl like helicopters when they drop, but their often colorful, lobed, or finely cut leaves are the real attraction.

For information on growing Acer, click Growing Guide.


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Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (2 Reviews) Write a Review

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Winter Rabbit Food

Planted it in fall2018, and After a hard winter, the rabbits left me with a stick grafted on a stick. It is April 13,2019, and I await what will come of it. Seriously considering a reorder and constructing a 6 foot brick wall around it. ( Rabbits have chewed on wires in neighboor's new car x3 and cost hundreds of $$$ )

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One of the best of the Japanese maples!

Although I did not buy this from White Flower Farm, I have had a Waterfall for five years now. I have over 55 different varieties of Japanese maples and this is one of the very best. Mine is planted beside a slightly raised deck, so it forms a sort of border near the dining table. It is beautiful all year round -- light green in spring, darker green in summer, multiple yellows, oranges and red at the same time in fall. It also has a beautiful, slightly weeping shape, with little or no pruning and looks elegant even when the leaves are gone.

This small tree/shrub gets many very positive comments from guests. Very highly recommended!

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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: ay'sir  

Plant Acer in soil that is average to moist, and well drained. Little pruning is necessary, except to remove dead, broken, or wayward branches in late fall to midwinter.

To protect the leaves of Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) from scorching, choose a location away from drying winds and hot sun. Most varieties grow at a slow to moderate rate (less than 12″ per year). Late spring frosts may damage the tender new leaves.

Planting the Golden Full Moon Maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum') in partial shade protects its leaves from scorching and gives them the best yellow coloring.

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