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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Germaine's Gyration'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Germaine's Gyration
Hybridized by Introduced by Bob Vandermoss, Portland, Oregon

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Category:
Shrubs

Group:
Dissectum (very deeply divided and dissected)

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 23, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This Dissectum Group maple is name after the twisting, undulating branching pattern it produces. The leaves are green and turn shades of yellow, orange and red in autumn. It has pendulous branches and a mounding habit. It can reach about 2.5 m and can be used in containers.

Regional...

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

Dublin, California
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Arlington, Tennessee



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