Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Waterfall’ Japanese maple is considered by many to be the best and most beautiful of the green lace-leaf weeping Japanese maples. Spring leaf color will knock your socks off, emerging almost a lime green. They then turn a richer green color during summer. Then, they slowly melt to a golden glow with streaks of bright orange and neon red in the fall.
Ideal Environment for Waterfall Japanese Maple
Waterfall is different in that it boasts more of a mounded, flowy shape compared to other weeping varieties. It also tends to be faster growing. It will give your landscape year-long interest, even in winter when its bare gray-hued branches and bark flow to the ground. In the first ten years it can reach 6 feet tall. At maturity, it can get as tall as 10 feet and can spread 8 – 12 feet wide. This maple is adaptable to a wide variety of soils and is gorgeous even in a pot on your patio!
Waterfall Japanese maples prefer afternoon shade in warmer areas, as leaf scorch may occur on the delicate ends of the leaves. The rich green leaves of summer slowly melt to a golden glow with streaks of orange and beautiful reds in the fall. They feature a hypnotic cascading form, accenting its year-long beauty.
Approximate size: 2.5-3′ Height x 10″ Width
Photo credit: Pacific East Nursery
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