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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Ellen'

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

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Category:
Shrubs

Group:
Unknown - Tell us

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

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

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 22, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a wonderful, low, mounding Japanese maple that belongs to the Dissectum Group. The leaves are green, turning clear yellow in fall. The plant is similar to the popular 'Waterfall' but the leaves are even more dissected and extremely lacy. Excellent in a container or drapping over a rock or wall. It will top at about 1 m (3 feet) but can get 2.5 m (8 feet) wide.



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