Japanese Maples and Conifers

Acer palmatum 'Scolopendrifolium Rubrum'

 

A great linearlobum that is often confused with some of the other linearlobum varieties and maybe even used as a catch all name for red linearlobum plants. Our cultivar however is very distinct. The long narrow lobs are somewhat wider than plants like Red Pygmy but more narrow than 'Beni otake'. It is  definitely different than 'Atrolineare' but may be synonymous with Keiser. While the overall growth tends to be slow and bushy sometimes new limbs can grow three or 4 feet in just a few weeks. These limbs are generally unattractive and should be pruned. The spring color is a very attractive dark red holding into well summer before turning bronze. Fall color is  wonderful and often described as raspberry red.


10 year size:  Height: 8-10 Feet   Width: 5-7 Feet