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Viridis Dwarf Green Japanese Maple
Viridis is a beautiful green lace leaf Japanese Maple with a mounding form and cascading branches. More details below

Viridis Dwarf Green Japanese Maple

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Viridis Japanese Maple
Acer Palmatum var.dissectum 'Viridis'
Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone >

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Japanese Maple is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

Viridis is a beautiful green lace leaf Japanese Maple with a mounding form and graceful cascading branches. The branches are covered with finely dissected leaves which emerge almost fluorescent green in spring, maturing to light green in summer, and then bright golden-yellow to orange in fall. At 6-8 feet tall and wide, Viridis makes for a stunning focal point specimen plant in the landscape or potted patio tree.

Landscape & Garden Uses

To showcase its magnificence and beauty, the Viridis Japanese Maple is best used in the landscape as a focal point specimen to draw attention to a specific area of the home or landscape. That said, Japanese Maples are often used to accentuate entryways by planting one on both sides of an entrance, or spaced widely in small clusters of three.  An ideal selection for landscape beds or in containers. 

Spacing:  10'+ for space between plants

Container culture can extend the useful range of Japanese Maples. They are extremely easy to grow in containers, a practice taken to its most extreme form in the art of bonsai. Click on the link below under Helpful Articles for Japanese Maple container planting instructions. 

Note:  One Japanese Maple can make a landscape...that is, if you don't overcrowd it with other trees and plants. Therefore, when choosing companions to plant under or around your Japanese Maple, make sure to select low-growing shrubs or groundcovers that won't interfere at all with your tree.  

Cultural Preferences

Though delicate looking, Japanese Maples are actually very tough and long-lived trees. They are very easy to grow. Container culture can extend their useful range. They are extremely easy to grow in containers, a practice taken to its most extreme form in the art of bonsai.

In their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight at the edges of woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions. That said, you can find a complete listing of our sun-tolerant Japanese Maple varieties here, of which Viridis is one that can tolerate quite a bit of sun.

Most any average garden soil will grow Japanese Maples. They prefer a moist but well-drained soil rich in organic matter. As with so many other ornamental plants and trees, constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. So make sure to plant your Japanese Maple in a well-drained site.

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-8b  Find Your Zone
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity:  6-8'
Growth Habit / Form:  Broad, Mounded, Weeping
Growth Rate:  Moderate 
Foliage Color in Spring:  Light Green
Foliage Color in Summer:  Medium Green
Foliage Color in Fall:  Golden Tones with hints of Crimson
Light Needs:  Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, moderately drought tolerant when established
Soil Type:  Sandy, Loam & Clay (Condition heavy clay soils when planting)
Drainage:  Well drained soil is a must!
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5 is ideal
Maintenance:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Heat Tolerant, Insect Resistant, Sun Tolerant, Disease

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