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Acer palmatum 'Viridis'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Viridis
Additional cultivar information: (Dissectum group)

Synonym:Acer palmatum var. dissectum

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Dissectum (very deeply divided and dissected)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; direct sow after last frost
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive haleygem On Jun 20, 2003, haleygem from Saugus, MA wrote:

A must for every garden. We haave the red threadleaf and my only problem is I don't have enough room to get the green one as well. Even as a small baby tree it is stunning. With simple pruning you can make a "mushroom" shape tree or you could leave it growing naturally and just trim the branches that reach the ground for a very full look.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

, (3 reports)
Cottondale, Alabama
Anderson, California
Dublin, California
Fresno, California
Conyers, Georgia
Winterville, Georgia
Chicago, Illinois
Hammond, Illinois
Winnetka, Illinois
Saugus, Massachusetts
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Kansas City, Missouri
Columbia Falls, Montana
Dover, New Hampshire
South Orange, New Jersey
Fredonia, New York
Pond Eddy, New York
Raleigh, North Carolina (2 reports)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Franklin, Ohio
Gates Mills, Ohio
Mansfield, Ohio
Media, Pennsylvania
Greenville, South Carolina
Walhalla, South Carolina
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Kaysville, Utah
Broad Run, Virginia
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Lacey, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Appleton, Wisconsin

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