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Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis'


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-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' Planting Mix

Helps your Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. 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.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

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

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
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.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft

Mature Width:

6-10 ft.



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Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis'

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Perfect Green Plant with Fall Interest

Light Weeping Foliage
The Weeping Japanese Maple has unique wispy green foliage.  It's airy and light and tends to have a glowing effect when the sun shines upon it. Varying shades of green flow elegantly with each breeze.  Referred to as Viridis, it can reach 8 feet tall at maturity and has a spread of nearly 10 feet. As a slow grower, it's easy to maintain the height and shape that you prefer.  Expect this plant to flourish for 60 years or more with very minimal care. 

Spectacular Summer and Fall Color
As fall approaches, the bright green foliage transforms into a series of colors.  First, the leaves turn a bright golden yellow color, then orange. Mid-season, you'll experience darker reddish hues for an impressive autumn encore. 

Versatile Beauty
The Weeping Japanese Maple fits nicely into tight spaces where other trees might be too large.  It's a great choice to plant as an understudy amongst tall trees in your garden.  Many growers like to pair it with Red Japanese Maples because of the rich contrast of color.  Its low mound of cascading leaves atop elegant draping branches create graceful arches and brings depth and elegance to any setting.  It makes an outstanding accent tree, particularly when lit up at night or situated next to a pond or water fountain.

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The Weeping Japanese Maple (Viridis) is coveted by many gardeners and is not easily found in garden centers. We are thrilled to offer this deciduous plant. Order now and we'll ship it out the next business day.



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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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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis'

Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' Planting Diretions

The Weeping Japanese Maple 'Viridis' (Acer palmatum dissectum 'Viridis') is a compact, cold hardy maple that is also drought tolerant. It matures to heights of 8 feet tall and about 10 feet wide in USDA growing zones 5-8 making them a great specimen for smaller areas that normally would be a challenge to fill in. One of the finest qualities of this weeping maple is its foliage. As the leaves emerge in the spring they have a light, almost orange-red color that segues into a an alluring green for the summer. When the fall season approaches, your weeping maple leaves will change once again, this time into an array of dark red color. The Viridis not only has decorative foliage but also gracefully arched, draping branches to add depth to the splendor of the tree. The tree appreciates a full to partial sun exposure and has a fairly slow growth rate but this allows for serious longevity to its lifespan, flourishing for up to 60 years!

Planting Directions:
1) The hole should be dug slightly larger than the root system of the plant, 2-3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball.
2) To help the roots establish themselves quickly, mix the soil with an organic compost (conifer bark mulch, rhododendron or azalea planting mix or rose compost) that is recommended but not necessarily needed.
3) The root collar of the plant, the ground line on the stem where the young plant was grown, should be level with the ground surface.
4) Back fill the hole and tamp down the soil as you proceed to cut back on any air pockets from forming.
5) Water the planting site and then mulch to preserve soil moisture.

Exception: If you have clay soil, dig your hole rather shallow, so that the root system is partly above the ground. When filling the hole, the soil should be mounded up to the root collar to protect the tree from drying out. (If deep holes are dug in heavy soils such as clay, the hole acts like a large iron kettle with no drainage, causing the water to build up, drowning and killing your tree.)

Mulching: Mulching around your Japanese Maple helps to maintain a weed free area, minimizes water loss in dry conditions, and provides winter protection for the roots during cold frosts. The ideal mulch bed is a 2 inch layer of coarse bark.

Watering: The average amount of water supplied to most common lawn and garden plants should be adequate for your new Japanese maple tree. During the hot summer months, water your Japanese Maple in early morning or evening. This will help protect against a condition known as “scorching” where the leaves appear to have been burnt by the sun, a condition thought to be brought on by watering in the midday sun.

Fertilization: Japanese maples do not require large amounts of nutrients. If your other lawn and garden plants do well, your maple should grow just fine. Any recommended fertilization should use a balanced complete fertilizer for shrubs and trees. This should be applied once a year in early spring, and if possible be applied just before the leaves appear.

Pruning: Your tree will need 2 to 3 years to become firmly established in your lawn or garden. After this period, you may begin to prune your tree if desired, although it is not required.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is the root system long? Or will it grow towards the pool, 3 feet away?
A shopper on Aug 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The roots tend to only grow out about. 24" with smaller roots as far as the
What can you do if your weeping Japanese maple is growing only on one side?
BobbiJo74 on Sep 13, 2018
When is the best time of year to plant it?
Tim S on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They can be planted all year, as long as the ground isn’t frozen. If you plant your tree during the summer, especially during a heat wave of drought then give your tree extra water. The best time to plant is in the fall, six weeks before the first frost so your tree can get rooted into the ground before winter, or in the spring six weeks after the final frost, giving it time to become established before summer heat sets in. Keep in mind that planting during the summer still gives your tree enough time to get rooted in before the winter.
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
How will the tree do in Nothern Georgia?
Suzie M on Nov 17, 2018
I am in southeast Michigan and we get wild variation in weather (from 90+ in the summer to -10 in the winter). There are other Japanese maples in the area that do well, but are much larger. Would this variety do well here?
Karen S on Oct 7, 2018

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