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Acer japonicum Vitifolium

Vine-leafed Fern Leaf Maple

A small, dense plant with hanging clusters of showy, purplish-red flowers before the leaves emerge. Rounded foliage which "resembles a full moon" turns to a yellow and red colour in the fall.

  • »  Purplish-red flowers appear before the leaves
  • »  Fruit emerges green and ripens red in summer, providing contrast among the huge leaves
  • »  Grape-leaf shaped light green leaves "resemble a full moon"
  • »  Yellow orange and red fall colours
  • »  Bloom Time: Spring

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Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Needing little pruning, this specimen can be grown into a tree form or as a multi-stemmed plant. Mulch well, taking care to not heap mulch against the stem.