The Emerald Lace Japanese Maple.
If you are looking for a fast growing maple, with brilliant foliage, then ‘Emerald Lace’ is one of the best.
The new foliage is a lime green with reddish leaf margins. The colour turns to a good green through summer and then to a good red t in autumn..
As this is a fast growing variety, a little formative pruning may be helpful. Good nurseries will already have done this for you on more advanced specimens.
This is also a maple that will take a little more sun than most, however in warmer climates it is best in a position where it is protected form hot afternoon sun and hot drying winds.
With a fast growth rate, and a pendulous habit this is a very attractive specimen tree.
Best grown in a humus rich well drained soil with some moisture.
A position that is protected from hot sun is best.
- Dig a hole twice the diameter of the container the plant comes in.
- Mix some well rotted compost and aged cow manure through the soil.
- Water the plant in the container a few hours before planting.
- Plant at the same depth it was in the container.
- Stake the plant.
- Water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to maintain cool root run.
- Fertilise with a general purpose slow release fertiliser each spring.
- Water during hot dry periods over summer.
A well formed tree will require little pruning after purchase. Only removal of any dead or damaged branches will be required.
- Botanical name – Acer palmatum ‘Emerald Lace’
- Common Name – Emerald Lace Japanese Maple.
- Growth rate – Fast
- Foliage – Green lacy foliage turning to a good red.
- Flowers – Insignificant
- Height – Sold as a grafted specimen, height will depend on initial grafting
- Spread – To 4 meters depending on conditions.
- Frost tolerant – Yes
- Drought Tolerant -No
Acer palmatum ‘Emerald Lace’ 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.
In Victoria also Try
WISHING WELL NURSERY – 03 9756 6107
Monbulk – Silvan Rd. Monbulk.