Shade Grade: A

Beautiful and hardy with a wonderful flat mushroom shape.

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

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