Description

Acer palmatum dissectum Pink Filigree is a lace leaf maple with delicate looking leaves that grows in a spreading upright form. The finely dissected leaves are pinkish-red in spring changing to pink tones on green leaves during the summer. Fall color is crimson red. This lacy maple prefers morning sun to afternoon shade between 3:00 and 6:00 pm during the summer. The best location for your maples is in well-drained soil. Planting your maple in clay can be a killer. For more information see Planting Japanese Maples. 

Acer palmatum dissectum Pink Filigree like other Japanese maples benefits from some pruning to shape the tree, as well as removing any dead branches.  For more information please check out Pruning Japanese Maples.

This maple is not a true weeping maple as other more common lace leaf maples are – such as Red Dragon and Waterfall. For these weeping maples the weight of the leaves on the new soft branches causes them to hang downward or weep. Pink Filigree is more upright – a dwarf lace leaf with branches that grow out and up rather than hang down. Excellent choice for any location in the garden with afternoon shade.

Pink Filigree is estimated to grow to 4′ tall x 5′ wide in 10 years. Once established Pink Filigree is hardy to -20 degrees – USDA zone 5.

Limited availability.

Photos courtesy of Buchholz Nursery showing the lovely pink color and finely dissected leaves.