This variety of Japanese maple has been cultivated in the Netherlands since the 1950s. Its leaves are deeply cut, hence the name ‘dissectum,’ and are normally 5-9 lobed. This tall shrub is a vivid red on foliation changing to a burgundy by the end of summer and finally becoming scarlet in autumn. Their colour, however, can vary, and a greener colour may be noticeable if covered by shade.
Ideal Conditions: A sunny to lightly shaded area, slightly acidic and well-drained soil, protected from the wind
Maximum Height: 2 metres (with older plants having an even larger spread)