Acer palmatum dissectum 'Contorta' (natural single stem)

Green Cutleaf Japanese Maple

Category: Deciduous, Ornamental | Size: Small | Hardiness Zones: 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 | Fall Color: Yellow , Orange | Growth Rate: Slow | Adaptability: Urban Tolerant
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Any gardener who has grown the cultivar, 'Viridis' will appreciate the vigor of this contorted weeping green laceleaf Japanese maple introduced by Frank III of J.Frank Schmidt & Sons. Where 'Viridis' simpers and whimpers, 'Contorta' moves like a zesty woman that wants to live a little. All the perks of a traditional weeping laceleaf, but this one pays off before you become too feeble to enjoy.

Category: Small ornamental tree; deciduous
Hardiness: 5 to 9
Foliage: Bright green laceleaf foliage
Fall Color: Yellow orange
Flower: Clusters of tiny red flowers look nice against new green leaves
Bark: Smooth gray, highlights curves
Winter Interest: Contorted outline more pronounced in winter
Texture: Fine
Shape: Mounded weeper
Mature Size: 10' tall by 12' wide
Growth Rate: Slow but maybe fastest of dwarf dissectums
Adaptability: Dissectums seem to be more heat tolerant
Native Habitat: Japan