Japanese Maples and Conifers

Acer palmatum 'Ornatum'

 

One of the older dissectums in cultivation in Europe having been grown for well over 100 years. It is still popular today although competition from varieties that hold color longer into summer has caused production to decrease.  Emerging green dusted with red in shady areas to a rusty red in more sun, 'Ornatum' forms a large graceful shrub when mature. While very heat tolerant 'Ornatum' does prefer light shade in hot climates. The unusual thing is that this plant is one of the few red dissectums that turns orange or even yellow-orange in fall.

10 Year Size:  Height: 4-6 Feet    Width 6-8 Feet