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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. Itís 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'

Ornamental Maple Variety Fits in Smaller Locations Easily

Height:

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better, thicker shade the first full growing season.

3-4 ft.
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Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Japanese Maple Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Japanese Maple Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
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Planting Mix for Japanese Maple Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
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TreeGator® Jr.
TreeGator® Jr.


When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
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Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.


DIEHARD Transplant
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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'.

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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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
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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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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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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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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. 

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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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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

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.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

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.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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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.