Viridis Japanese Maple


Viridis is a captivating green lace-leaf Japanese maple that has bright green, lacy foliage. The strongly cascading branches form an elegant dome shape. It is the most vigorous and adaptable of the green foliaged laceleaf maples. Viridis is often planted as a companion to the red-leafed cultivars. The fall colors are bright orange with golden yellow undertones and crimson highlights.

  • Scientific Name: Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Viridis’
  • USDA Zone: 5 – 9
  • Average Height: 10′
  • Average Width: 10′
  • Sun Exposure: Partial shade

Japanese Maple Planting/Care Instructions

Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Choose the right time of the year to plant according to your zone. When you receive your tree, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the plant to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Plant your maple with the root flare above the soil line.

Japanese maples planted in the ground generally do not need fertilizer. Container grown maples can use a bit of slow-release fertilizer. However, variegated cultivars should not be fertilized. Be sure to water your plants. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.

Young grafted trees will continue to have new growth on the rootstock for several years. If new buds or branches develop on the rootstock, remove them before they grow larger. If a larger branch develops, use sterile pruners to remove. Prune plants as needed to encourage growth. Always sterilize your pruners. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.

Lastly, enjoy your Viridis Japanese Maple and your time in the garden!

$1 discount on Slow Release Fertilizer with any purchase!!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Many factors influence which plants will thrive in a given location. Heat, cold, and elevation are just a few that can have a big impact.
Plants may have been recently potted up and have not completely rooted in. Please grow them in the pots one full growing season, before planting in the ground or potting mix may fall off of the root ball.

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I received my first order of trees and raspberries and everything came in quick and in great condition. Hopefully the plantings will go well. It would have been great to have instructions for planting and care for each type of plant ordered within the packaging, and I found nothing on website. Just great to have instruction and care in front of you.

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