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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
(shaded area above)

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When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
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$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


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'.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

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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By: dwight
its one of the most gorgous trees and easyest to take care of

By: Elizabeth
planted in 2012.. doing excellent.. arrived in great shape and condition..


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