Japanese Maples and Conifers

Acer palmatum 'Green Hornet'

 

'Green Hornet' is unusually fast growing for a lace leaf  maple  and because of this it can benefit greatly  from pruning or training when young to get it started in the right direction. Shoots on newly grafted plants may  grow 2 feet or more the first year. As the plant ages its vigorous growth becomes an asset creating a  graceful plant with long arching branches.  Spring growth is lime green sometimes  with orange margins when placed in more sun,  however at least partial shade is preferred in hotter climates.  Fall color is stunning and bright red  which is quite rare for green dissectums which usually  display yellow to orange fall color. 

10 Year Size:   Height:  4-6 Feet    Width:  7-9 Feet