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Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'

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Growing Zones: 5-8

Growing Zones 5-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft

Mature Width:

6-10 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum dissectum '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.

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its one of the most gorgous trees and easyest to take care of
December 31, 2012
planted in 2012.. doing excellent.. arrived in great shape and condition..
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Questions & Answers

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Beautiful and interesting shape for a small Japanese garden.
Teresa on Oct 24, 2015
Beautiful and interesting shape for a small Japanese garden.
Teresa on Oct 24, 2015
Will this tree work in southern California in full sun? How fast does it grow?
joeinsocal on Mar 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree is not recommended for southern CA. The heat in your area will be a little much for this tree.
Will it do well in a pot on a balcony?
Lee S on Apr 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree does not prefer to be in a pot, but if you do put it in a container I would suggest it be at least 30 gallons.
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
Can this beautiful tree grow in south west florida,mostly sunny and warm ?
Susan R on Apr 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree would not survive the heat of SW FL.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
does this tree (weeping Japanese maple) grow well in Shreveport, Louisiana?
Kevin W on Jan 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Should you Prune a Viridis the first year in the ground??? It is 4 ft. high and a inch and a half caliper.
Kenny on Aug 17, 2015
I would say no, just because you want as much growth to determine the shape you want to train. If you cut too early your options may be more limited. When you do prune they advise pruning in summer only. If you have a stray branch right now, that you know you don't want I would go ahead and cut it but only if your sure it's not wanted. Happy Gardening
Will this maple tolerate wind? Will this maple grow well in the Outer Banks of North Carolina?
Paxer1 on May 9, 2016
Full sun for viridis is advertised but planting instructions you sent me indicate morning sun only??
Mark S on Apr 25, 2016

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