Japanese Maples and Conifers

Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Nigrum'

 

Known for the silver hairs covering the emerging foliage in early spring,  this old cultivar is a great addition to any garden. Although originally found in Japan, 'Dissectum Nigrum' was named in the Netherlands in 1938. Spring color is dark red and holds well into the summer in most areas but does bronze before turning an attractive olive green rather quickly in hot climates. Fall color is bright red. This is a large irregular mounding dissectum with  personality.  In most circles it is considered synonymous with 'Ever Red' but there is at least one story that has 'Ever Red' being developed as a seedling in the U.S. it is probably best to keep them separate for now.

 
10 Year Size:  Height: 5-7 Feet      Width: 6-8 Feet