Lace leaf Japanese Maples
Maples in this category grow wider than tall; and they rarely grow taller than 6 feet. Click here for a comparison between the true "dwarf' maple and maples in the lace leaf category.
Indicates gold fall color. Indicates orange fall color. Indicates red fall color.
Red lace leafs
Baldsmith - Recent introduction. Each leaf is a brilliant combination of pink, red, rust and green. Especially bright orange-red spring color. Grows to 6 ft. if staked. Several sizes available.
Beni kumo no su - Unusually small lace leaves are red and very finely cut. Name means "red spider web." 1-15 gallon, as well as mature specimens.
Bewley's Red - Dark red lace leaf maple. Foliage is a bronze red in summer. This maple is an upright grower. For awhile a bamboo support helps young branches; but they won't need it for long!
Brocade - Such a variety of reds on very fine lace leaves which hold color well into the summer. Orange tones enliven the red in the fall.
Crimson Queen - Red spring and early summer, the lacy leaves are very green by the end of summer. Crimson Queen forms a mound-shaped shrub. Resistant to heat. Low graft, 2 ft. tall (staked).
Garnet - A slightly more upright dissectum maple. Growth is vigorous. These trees form a nice rounded canopy. Two year (about 8" tall)
Inaba shidare - Purple-red leaf holds color well in summer and turns crimson in fall. A more upright laceleaf than most, which is known for very vigorous growth to around 7-9 feet.
Kim - Spring foliage is red. As the season progresses, more and more green tones appear. Fall: red
Lionheart - Uunique red lace leaf tree which grows upright. Tips of side branches weep down. Deep crimson in fall.
Octopus - Long, feathery branches arch out and then down. This is a very dramatic tree! Beautiful orange and red fall color. 1-2 gallon.
Ornatum - An unusaual bronze-red tone stands out in a grouping of maples. Foliage is mostly green by summer's end. Fall tones are a pleasing mix of red tones.
Red Dragon (shown at right) - Mature plant will be a round, weeping tree about 7 feet tall. Relatively new, this tree is more and more popular for its reliable performance. Likes sun. Two gal. and older.
Tamukeyama - Holds deep red color in summer; fall colors are bright scarlets. This lace leaf is sun tolerant.
Autumn Fire - Very new introduction (1996 registered). New leaves are bright yellow green and less divided than most lace-leaf trees. Bright red fall color.
Chantilly Lace - This lovely, low growing maple is difficult to categorize! New growth appears coppery-red and evolves to green. Mid to late summer, a second flush of new growth brings red highlights to the tips. Foliage on Chantilly Lace is very dissected yet not feathery.
Emerald Lace - Fast growing and easily trainable to 9 feet.
Flavescens - Distinct yellow green tone of spring and early summer foliage make this tree unique. Fall color is gold and orange.
Germaine's Gyration - Very vigorous grower with twisting branches.
Green Hornet - Very finely dissected leaves on long sweeping branches make this a very desirable new introduction. Red fall color is also note worthy.
Green Mist - This maple has several endearing features. Very fine foliage...and rather vigorous and eager to twist upwards as well as produce a weeping effect. A little staking during early years will encourage this tendenncy for height. In the summer, the green color & delicate appearance of pendulous foliage creates a misty look. It is one of the best for fall color, which is orange-red.
Irish Lace - Green lace leaf. Very full. These trees have high grafts. Four year trees and larger.
Lemon Lime Lace - This is a new two-toned maple in the dissectum group; it was registered as recently as 1996. Very finely cut leaves emerge light lemon yellow and become lime green.
Otto's Dissectum - Dark green lace leaf with horizontal branching pattern. Trees are grafted low and evenly branched. Available as two year and three/four year grafts.
Seiryu (Blue-Green Dragon) - Here is an exception to typical lace leaf growth patterns. Seiryu has an upright growing habit to around 15 feet. Moreover, Seiryu is not bothered by (most) full sun exposures. Marvelous fall color in deep red and orange tones.
Spring Delight - In the spring new foliage is edged in red. Nice, balanced canopy on these trees.
Viridis (shown at right) - Weeping laceleaf. Vigorous plant appreciates some afternoon shade and forms a mound-shaped large shrub. Green turns to gold in fall.
Waterfall - Bright green lace leaves are slightly larger than "Viridis". With early staking one can achieve a kind of layering height with this tree. Side branches cascade strongly.
Other lace leafs
Orangeola (shown at right in Oct. color, summer and during transition to fall color) - Cascading mound of orange during spring and fall. Holds fall color longer than most dissectum.
Toyama nishiki - Wonderful variegation in cut leaf. Green, maroon, pink, and cream in combinations that change from leaf to leaf. Very delicate and slow growing; One of the most admired trees in the nursery. Several sizes are available.