Green Laceleaf Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis'

The Green Laceleaf Japanese Maple ‘Viridis’ is a dwarf Acer palmatum with a low, spreading habit. The finely cut leaves of this diminutive tree cascade delicately from the branches and offer a unique and elegant appearance.

A gift from my sister-in-law, this specimen is one of the first small trees we planted after moving into our new house. It’s stayed basically the same size over the last 18 years (with some minor pruning), growing a little more stocky and full each year. While the wispy lime green leaves are interesting in the spring and summer, they transform into an amazing flame-gold in the fall, which is the real reason I give this variety an A.

Companion Plants for Green Laceleaf Japanese Maple

Hostas, dwarf grasses, ferns, azaleas, rhododendrons, sedges and dwarf conifers


    • Shade Grade

    Nursery Tag

    Strong growing weeping deciduous broadleaf shrub. Height 6 to 7 feet. Hardy to about -10 degrees F.

    Gardener's Log

    05/2007: Planted balled in burlap in the front garden.

    green laceleaf photo

    Photo by eastpole

    Comments on Green Laceleaf Japanese Maple


    1. Laura L Summers

      Why are the leaves turning brown.

      • Lorie

        Hi Laura, it’s difficult to diagnose from afar, but if the browning leaves are evenly scattered on the plant, it’s likely some environmental condition (too much sun, drying winds, soil dryness). If single stems are browning it could be a disease. If that’s the case you can contact your local extension or take some photos and samples (in a sealed bag) to your local nursery and see if they can help identify the problem. Hope this helps!


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