Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'
The large leaves on ‘Vitifolium’ are what give it its name as they resemble the leaves of a grape vine. These large leaves emerge green with a bronze hue before maturing to a darker green in late spring and into the summer. This tree also has more prominent flowers in the spring than most Japanese Maples. These small red flowers really stand out on the light green spring foliage. However, the fall is when ‘Vitifolium’ really shows out with a display of yellows and oranges and reds all over the tree. ‘Vitifolium’ is a strong and fast grower that will reach 10-15 feet tall in about 10 years. The sturdy branching and round topped form give this tree a wonderful look for the garden. While ‘Vitifolium’ can handle full sun in cooler areas, it prefers filtered light or partial shade in warmer climates. ‘Vitifolium’ has also received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
10 Year Size: 10-15 ft tall 8-10 ft wide
Spring Color: Light green with bronze hue
Summer Color: Green
Fall Color: Array of yellows, oranges, and reds
Sun Tolerance: Partial Shade
Planting: Elevated, Well Drained Soil