Acer palmatum dissectum 'Orangeola' is a breathtaking autumn colour is a mix of reds and oranges and lasts longer than most maples. This is one of the best dissectums for a sunny position and makes a large shrub eventually raching 1.5-2metre with wonderful cascading branches. Leaves emerge a wonderful orange-red, turning bronze red/dark green then wonderful glistening oranges and reds in the autumn. A wonderful choice for a specimen. Plant in a sheltered spot and enjoy!
- Position: Full sun to part shade sheltered site preferred out of strong winds
- Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering
- Eventual Size: Up to 3 metres, but can be pruned
- Habit: Weeping habit, stunning small architectural tree
- Foliage: Deciduous, dissected leaves
- Common Names: Japanese maple 'Orangeola'
Japanese Maples are best pruned when fully dormant (November to early February), as maples bleed sap from pruning cuts at other times, weakening the tree. However, pruning is still best kept to a minimum as the most graceful shape comes from a tree that has been allowed to develop fairly naturally. As a result, just remove badly-placed or crossing shoots to encourage a good framework of branches to form. Where you do need to reduce height and width, follow long branches back to a side branch and pruning it out at this point. This is not necessary on prostrate-growing trees because they should be allowed to spread naturally to gain the best effect.
Please refer to our: Japanese Maple Growing Guide
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