A Japanese Maple with a twist – Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Germaines Gyration’
One of the more fascinating Japanese maples, Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Germaines Gyration’, with its natural twisting growth habit makes an outstanding small specimen tree.
Large foliage for a dissect type, light green from spring through summer, turning to shades of yellow to orange in autumn.
It is the twisting or spiralling growth habit that makes this such a good feature tree. The branching habit is lateral, emphasising the contorted growth.
Over time Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Germaines Gyration’ will reach around 3 – 4 metres in height. It will spread out to 4 – 5 metres creating a spreading dome.
Although deserving of a place in the garden as a feature plant, ‘Germaines Gyration’ can also be used in the garden border as part of a mixed planting. Also suited to growing in containers in its formative stages although given the eventual spread, eventually the garden is the place for this maple.
Acer Palmatum Dissectum ‘Germaines Gyration’ will grow in full sun, however it will benefit from a little afternoon shade in warmer climates.
Dig over the soil well before planting, add some well rotted compost and some aged cow manure.
Plant and stake, water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser and mulch with a fine pine bark mulch.
Water regularly through the first few summers.
Acer Palmatum Dissectum Germaines Gyration is available for sale from the following nurseries
Mob: 0421 821 307 Fax: 03 9752 0976
Quality grafted Japanese Maples. Largest range in Australia. Supplying Landscapers and Retail Nurseries. Strictly Wholesale. All states except WA.
CNR Sherbrooke & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rds Ferny Creek. VIC 3786
Conifers, Magnolias, Maples, Dogwoods and Buxus.