The Japanese Maple Flavescens (Acer Palmatum Dissectum Flavescens) is a 6-8 foot small, ornamental Acer tree that looks beautiful in any landscape garden. It is a member of the dissectum group of acers. For an acer, it has unusually bright yellow and fresh green leaves in spring and early summer. In fact, the actual name of this beautiful Acer means "yellowish”. As summer progresses, the green colour of the leaves darkens considerably. In autumn, the foliage is bright yellow and can be dramatically tinged with orange, providing a colour spectrum of golden and orange. As with all dissectum acers, the leaves are deeply lobed with 5 to 7 lobes per leaf.
Although a small tree, Flavescens is a vigorous grower, its natural growth habit being pendulous and dome-shaped, as you would expect from the dissectum acers. Acer Palmatum Dissectum Flavescens is often described as having a cascading habit. It grows best in sunny patches with partial shade, and in well drained soils. After ten years of growth, you can expect this tree to measure around 8ft in height although sizes can vary. Acer Palmatum Dissectum Flavescens is also suitable for container growing.
Japanese maples have an array of stunning colours all year round and this can be incorporated in the landscape design. When determining the placement of these trees, you should think about the colour changes throughout the year and the way this will impact on the rest of the garden or landscape. What's great about the Japanese Maple is its ability to create a dramatic effect. For example, if you decide to place a Japanese Maple Flavescens on a slope, it will hang in a graceful dome, creating a cascading effect.
The Japanese Maple Flavescens is a beautiful, vibrant tree that compliments any garden. It features a range of colours which vary from season to season. Upkeep is minimal due to the tree coping in many weather conditions and terrains.