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Acer palmatum var. dissectum f. atropurpureum

Acer palmatum var. dissectum f. atropurpureum (Purple leaved threadleaf Japanese maple)

is a small wide fully hardy perennial deciduous tree/shrub. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water.
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It looks best in Autumn, Spring and Summer.


Acer palmatum var. dissectum f. atropurpureum grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5.5 (very acidic ranges from 5.2 to 5.5) to 7.5 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, peat, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers medium fertility.


This is a pendulous/weeping tree/shrub has an ultimate height of 2m / 6.6ft and spread of 3m / 9.8ft. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are red and purple in Spring and Summer and red in Autumn.


The plant prefers a sheltered situation.


Attractive foliage, bonsai, city courtyard garden, container plant, cottage informal garden, low maintenance, small garden/space and specimen/accent plant.

Fruit and seed

The seed is red. There is a fruit/seed abundance beginning in Autumn and ending in Autumn.


Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.

-22°C / -7.6F 5.5 to 7.5 16-20 years 2m / 6.6ft 3m / 9.8ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Acer
Common names
Purple leaved threadleaf Japanese maple (Ireland)
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