Leaf & Petal Designs Laceleaf Japanese Maple Tree
Overview & Details
Ornament your landscape with this stunning Japanese Maple Tree. Its gorgeous laceleaf foliage provides 3 seasons of color, while the tree itself boasts 4 seasons of landscape interest. Weeping branches form a dramatic dome that creates a graceful silhouette that will captivate all year round.
What You Get
- "Tamukeyama" Japanese maple tree in 2-gallon pot
- Planting and growing guide
- Manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty
Good to Know
- Plant is alive and growing at the time of shipment.
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Plant Form:||Potted; alive and growing at the time of shipment|
|Common Plant Name:||Japanese Maple Tree|
|Variety:||Acer palmatum "Tamukeyama"|
|Height at Maturity:||4' to 6'|
|Spread at Maturity:||3' to 4'|
|Time to Reach Full Maturity:||10 years|
|Sun/Shade Requirements:||Full sun to partial shade|
|Watering Requirements:||Adequate and consistent watering is essential for your plants; infrequent, long soakings of water that thoroughly saturate the soil are more effective than frequent, light applications of water|
|USDA Hardiness Zone(s):||5 through 8|
|Planting Space Distance:||At least 10' apart|
- Foliage retains purple-red color through the spring and summer months, then takes on fiery crimson shades in fall
- Gorgeous foliage and unique habit only improve with age, and little to no pruning is needed to keep it looking its best
- Weeping branches form a dramatic dome of foliage with maturity, creating a graceful silhouette
- Provides 3 seasons of color and 4 seasons of landscape interest
In winter, its bare branches stand out against the snowy landscape for a stunning architectural effect
Ideal for woodland gardens, foundation plantings and the back of the border
- Looks great planted with spring-flowering bulbs, ferns and flowering shrubs
- Perfect for small lawns and gardens or a large container
- Perfect fit for Japanese-style gardens and Zen gardens
- Beautiful planted by a water feature or koi pond
- Can even be grown in a decorative pot on the apartment balcony
- Provides shelter for songbirds
- Enhances curb appeal
Long-lived investment for the landscape
Will thrive for years in a large container on the patio or deck
Adapts to various soil and climate conditions and thrives in sun or shade
Performs best in morning sun and afternoon shade
- Thoroughly hydrate the plant by submersing the root zone in a container of water for 10 minutes while you prepare for planting.
- Prepare the root ball for planting by gently disturbing the surface roots with your fingers, fork, or gardening tool and pruning any damaged roots. This will encourage the roots to begin growing outward into the new soil.
- Dig a hole twice as deep and twice as wide as the plant's root ball. Partially backfill the hole with soil and place the plant into the hole. The top of the root ball should be level with the ground surrounding the hole. Refill the hole with soil, firming the soil around the plant with your fingers. Check to be sure the plant is not planted too deeply. If it is, raise the plant carefully and re-firm the soil.
- Water thoroughly.
- Stake the tree to allow strong roots to develop and to help keep it upright, particularly in windy conditions.
- Apply a 2" to 4" layer of shredded bark, compost, leaves, straw or other organic matter around your plants to promote moisture retention, maintain even soil temperatures and discourage weed growth. Replenish the mulch as needed.
- Adequate and consistent watering is essential during your plant's first year in the garden. Infrequent, long soakings of water that thoroughly saturate the soil are more effective than frequent, light applications of water.
- Do not allow the soil or the original root ball to completely dry out. During the first summer, you may need to water as often as every few days in periods of drought and extreme summer heat. To determine if your plant needs water, dig a few inches into the soil next to the plant. If the soil is dry 2" to 3" below the surface, it is time to water.
- Overwatering can be as damaging as under watering. Be sure that the area surrounding your plant has adequate drainage to move water away from the plant. If you choose to plant in a container, always select one with drainage holes to prevent your plant's roots from sitting in water.
- Feed your plants once every 2 to 3 weeks during the growing season with a water-soluble fertilizer.
- Keep the area around your plants free of weeds. Weeds compete with surrounding plants for food, water and light. Walk around the garden periodically and pull weeds, including the roots, as soon as you see them.
- Clip off any dead or damaged growth as needed to
maintain an attractive appearance. In late winter,
remove any branches that have become overlapped or unsightly.
- Watering thoroughly in late fall will greatly enhance your plant's cold tolerance once the ground has frozen.
- Japanese maple trees are incredibly hardy, but will benefit from mulching in very cold areas. The time to winterize your tree is in late fall. When winterizing perennials, keep in mind that the root system is the most vulnerable to cold damage. Mulch heavily by mounding a 6" to 8" layer of shredded bark, compost, leaves, straw or other organic material around the base of the plant.
- In very cold areas, containerized plants can be brought into an unheated, protected area such as a garage or cellar before temperatures drop below freezing. Check soil moisture every 2 to 3 weeks and water as needed during winter.
- In spring, remove mulch from in-ground plantings. Containerized plants should be moved back out into the garden sunlight where they will begin to repeat their yearly garden performance.
Id love to give it a 5 star BUT update later
I received my tree mid March, it was in very good condition and looked so healthy BUT Im still watching it, the limbs are beginning to weep but I just deep down dont think its a Lace Leaf, Im trying very hard to copy and paste a picture of the leaves but it wont let me. Ive seen lace leaf maple trees before and I just dont believe it is and if not Ill be discussing a return or rather have a replacement that is a true lace leaf so fingers crossed!blueant30233, GAWas this review helpful? 0 out of 0 found this review helpful