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Orangeola Cutleaf Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Orangeola'

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Orangeola Cutleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Orangeola') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Acer palmatum 'Orangeola' foliage

Acer palmatum 'Orangeola' foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Orangeola Cutleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Orangeola') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Acer palmatum 'Orangeola'

Acer palmatum 'Orangeola'

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 8 feet

Spread: 8 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Group/Class: Dissectum


This appropriately-named new selection has delicate lacy leaves which turn from orange in spring to rich green with orange highlights, turning fiery orange once again in fall; interesting weeping branches on a relatively upright plant, a choice accent

Ornamental Features:

Orangeola Cutleaf Japanese Maple has attractive dark green foliage edged in orange which emerges tomato-orange in spring. The small deeply cut ferny palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Orangeola Cutleaf Japanese Maple is a deciduous dwarf tree with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance dwarf tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Orangeola Cutleaf Japanese Maple is ideal for use as a garden accent or patio feature, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Container Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Orangeola Cutleaf Japanese Maple will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This dwarf tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, neutral soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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