Acer palmatum 'Red Spider'
Acer palmatum 'Red Spider' is a linearlobum Japanese maple with long thin lobes to the skinny leaves. These thin leaves have very good red color in the spring. It is a much lighter red than the majority of red Japanese maples. These leaves then fade to a burgundy or green color in the summer. Fall color is a bright crimson red. 'Red Spider' like many linearlobum Japanese maples has a bad habit of reverting meaning that the thin leaves will revert back to a more traditional broad leaf. Branches with reverted broad leaves should be pruned out to prevent this issue from taking over the majority of the tree. 'Red Spider' grows into a beautiful, round topped tree with a very nice, full canopy.
10 Year Size: Height: 10-12 feet Width: 8-10 feet