Baby Lace Japanese Maple
acer palmatum 'Baby Lace'
Growzone: 5 - 9
|2 Gal. 2.5 to 3 feet||$79.95|
|Espoma Bio-Tone Plus Starter Plus||$14.95|
|Espoma Tree-Tone Fertilizer||$14.95|
|Growing Zone:||5 - 9|
|Mature Width:||4 to 5 feet|
|Sunlight:||Part to full sun|
|Habit:||Deciduous, densely branched|
|Foliage:||reddish green to cream variegated|
|Soil Condition :||Any well drained soil|
|Water Requirements:||Water the plant well until established|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point or a specimen planting, very slow growing|
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In spring the color of Japanese Maple Baby Lace is astounding, with pink, red and green all mixed together but as the new growth hardens off the color quickly becomes solid light green. Fall color is a nice mix of yellows, oranges, and reds.
Baby Lace Japanese Maple was the first witches broom discovered on a dissectum type Japanese Maple. The leaves are small, delicate and just about as finely dissected as Red Filigree Lace Japanese Maple only much more irregular in shape. In spring the color is astounding, with pink, red and green all mixed together but as the new growth hardens off the color quickly becomes a solid light green. Fall color is a nice mix of yellows, oranges and reds. Although Japanese Maple Baby Lace is a highly sought after cultivar, it is hard to find in the trade due to the fact that it is rather slow growing and can be difficult to propagate.
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Baby Lace Japanese Maple plant that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Japanese Maple Kiyohime to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.
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Acer palmatum has been cultivated in Japan for centuries and in temperate areas around the world since the 1800s. The first specimen of the tree reached England in 1820. When Swedish doctor-botanist Carl Peter Thunberg traveled in Japan late in the eighteenth century, he secreted out drawings of a small tree that would eventually become synonymous with the high art of oriental gardens. He gave it the species name palmatum after the hand-like shape of its leaves, similar to the centuries-old Japanese names kaede and momiji, references to the 'hands' of frogs and babies, respectively. For centuries Japanese horticulturalists have developed cultivars from maples found in Japan and nearby Korea and China. They are a popular choice for bonsai enthusiasts and have long been a subject in art. Numerous cultivars are currently available commercially and are a popular item at garden centers and other retail stores in Europe and North America. Red-leafed cultivars are the most popular, followed by cascading green shrubs with deeply dissected leaves. Preparations from the branches and leaves are used as a treatment in traditional Chinese medicine.