A Japanese Maple of medium green, 3 lobed, larger leaves, grown for the spectacular snake-like trunk, that make this the perfect specimen plant for many uses. The bark has a pale olive green look while stripped with white striations. Branches spread in a graceful form causing slim silhouettes' of shadow accented by umbels of purple flowers followed by long strings of winged seeds. In fall, colors of yellow, oranges and bright reds light up the tree. Imagine it planted near a water feature as leaves droop and dip down into the quiet shimmering pool or placed in a fine container for the patio or even shaped and pruned as a bonsai specimen. This is a highly sought after variety! Performs best in partial shade to full sun and in a sheltered site.
Zone 5+ as an outdoor standard – anywhere as a specimen or bonsai plant.
This widely adaptable tree can be used for a wide range of uses including, standard specimen as well as the greenhouse. It makes the perfect container patio plant. Hardy to -20 F Keep tree well watered until established.
Acer is a latin word that means hard or sharp
It is thought to come from the Romans that used maple wood to make arrows
grosseri is from 20th century botanist WC Grosser
The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit
Seed can germinate within 2 weeks to 2 years
There are over 1000 different varieties of Japanese maple
Native to Japan, Korea and China
Tree shapes can be round to irregular
Grown for the beautiful leaf shape and color
Leaves turn yellow, orange, red or purple in the fall with long lasting color
Flowers are small, red or purple, in May and June
A valuable ornamental feature is the stem and bark color
Makes an excellent plant for collectors of bonsai plants for the home or greenhouse environment
Makes an excellent specimen for Bonsai Culture