Acer palmatum dissectum 'Contorta' (natural single stem)

Green Cutleaf Japanese Maple

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