Cutleaf Japanese Maple, Threadleaf Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Sekimori'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Sekimori
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Dissectum (very deeply divided and dissected)

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Greensboro, North Carolina

Euclid, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 4, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This Dissectum Group maple has bright green spring and summer foliage but turns golden yellow in autumn. The twigs and older stems are quite green, with distinctive white striations. The leaves are a little coarser than most Dissectums but this does nothing to detract from the beauty of this cultivar. It has the typical mounding habit of most Dissectums and will generally stay around 3 m in height.