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Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'

Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'

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This is the quintessential Japanese Maple with exquisite form and dramatic lacy leaves with color that changes all throughout the season. Virdis is low maintenance and one of the most tolerant dwarf maples you can buy. It�s a new ornamental that is coveted by master gardeners, but easy enough for a novice to care for.

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Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'

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Weeping Maple is a vigorous tree boasting lacy leaves that emerge a tinged light orange-red color and mature to a deep, alluring green in summer—which is why it is also known as Viridis.

In the fall the foliage transforms itself yet again by adopting even darker reddish hues for a truly spectacular autumn show. Viridis adds incredible texture to a garden thanks to leaves that resemble delicate ferns and sway enticingly in a breeze.

Weeping Maple forms a low mound of cascading leaves atop elegant draping branches that create graceful arches and brings depth and elegance to this species. 

This lace-leaf Maple grows more vigorously than most other Japanese Maple varieties available. It makes an outstanding accent tree particularly when lit up at night or situated next to a pond or water fountain. 

Viridis grows to be about 8 feet tall when mature and has a spread of nearly 10 feet. The slow growth rate allows this plant to flourish for 60 years or more with very minimal care. It also easily fits in a tighter spot where other trees might be too large. 

Relatively low maintenance, Weeping Maple should only be pruned in the summer months. Thriving in full sun to partial shade, it does best if you mulch the root base so that it has access to the rich moisture it provides.

Viridis is coveted by many gardeners, but is fairly new to the market and is not easily found in garden centers. We are thrilled to offer this deciduous beauty to our best customers who come to us seeking trees that are simply hard to find locally. 

This gorgeous tree will provide your landscape with signature style and elegance that can only be obtained by a lace leaf Maple. Enjoy the delicate beauty of the Viridis by ordering one today--it is sure to be the highlight of your garden collection.

 




Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 6-8 ft
Mature Width: 6-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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planted in 2012.. doing excellent.. arrived in great shape and condition..
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its one of the most gorgous trees and easyest to take care of
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Can you plant this tree near the house foundation?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: I planted my Maple about 5 ft from my foundation and it is growing great. My last home I had one that was planted 2 ft
From the foundation and is still growing and that has been 15 years ago I drive by when I am visiting family and it looks fantastic.
Hope this helps
Reply · Report · samuel c on Jun 10, 2014
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What is the height and width of the tree? Also, length of roots?
A shopper on Jun 15, 2014
Best Answer: The height depends on the size that you get. The width of the foliage would be about a foot or so wide. The roots would also be about a foot or less long.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 17, 2014
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I have a Japanese Weeping Maple. It is about nineteen years old, 4 feet tall,ten feet diameter. It bloomed in the spring (red leaves) and green all summer.The leaves seem to falling too early (mid September). The limbs seem brittle. Is there a fertilizer that I can use to help it? Thank you
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
Best Answer: Hmm, it would help to know where u live and what your weather patterns have been like. The only thing I can suggest is perhaps some ironic to strengthen the roots. Need more info to give better advice.
Good luck...
Renee Hope
Reply · Report · Renee H on Oct 14, 2014
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Is the root system long? Or will it grow towards the pool, 3 feet away?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
Best Answer: I am not certain but I believe the root system grows deep but not spread out. I hope this is of some help.
Reply · Report · Norrine H on Aug 28, 2014
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Will this tree do well in Central Valley ca...replacing a very tall curb side tree full sun due to solar species unknown?
Tami D on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: Unfortunately not. This species is very intolerant of the type of sun in your location. Living in San Diego, my tree is covered constantly with a sun filtering mesh and the leaves still get damaged from the intensity. If it is protected, it will do fine. Otherwise, find another variant.
Reply · Report · nathan w on Jul 21, 2014
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i have a lot of shade ,would this tree be ok?
L b on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: My home in Seattle has a lot of trees. My Japanese Maples seems to do OK with partial sun light.
Reply · Report · Norio D on Sep 3, 2014
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How tall is the $6.98 tree and would it be OK for a bonsai? Weeping Japanese Maple 'Virdis'
Nick the Greek on Jun 27, 2014
Best Answer: Currently we have this tree in the 3 to 4 foot size. It's at least 3 feet tall and anywhere between 3 to 4 feet tall. Their slow growth rate makes them suitable for a bonsai. By $6.98 I'm assuming you mean $66.98.
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.