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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Octopus'

OCTOPUS WEEPING JAPANESE MAPLE

Buy Octopus Japanese Maple online. Octopus has long octopus branches that sport the purplish-red leaves. The fall color is a bright red.

Height:

4-5 Feet

Spread:

4-6 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-8

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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Habit*
  • Weeping (Pendulous)
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Red
  • Purple
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
  • Red
  • Purple
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Birds
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Japanese Maple
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
Propagation Methods*
  • Budding
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Year-Round
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
  • Prefers Morning Sun Only in Southern States
Uses*
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Provides Shade
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Japanese Maples are moderately easy to grow and adapt to most conditions; however, they do prefer to be planted in an area that is well protected from wind, heat exposure, and drought like conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

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