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Acer Palmatum Dissectum Emerald Lace

Japanese Maple Trees

from From £249.00 (ex. VAT)
( £298.80 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

The deeply dissected foliage of Acer Palmatum Emerald Lace bursts into life in spring in a bright shade of lime green. As summer approaches, the leaves become edged with red for a striking contrast. Finally, in autumn the foliage takes on a red-orange hue before falling to the ground. With such vibrant seasonal interest, Japanese Maple Emerald Lace is the perfect small garden tree. The softly rounded crown is made up of elegantly arching branches and moves gracefully in the breeze.

This cut-leaved Japanese Maple has a final height of 3 x 2 metres and a compact habit. As long as it is watered and fed generously, it will grow well in a large container, making a wonderful patio tree. When planting Acer Emerald Lace in the ground, choose a moist but well-drained sheltered site in full sun to partial shade.

We have two wonderful mature specimen tree forms available in this species of Acer tree - the first is a standard (single stem), with an overall height of 1.2/1.5m and a girth (circumference of the main stem) of 14-18cm. The second form available is a pillar (pruned to a fairly narrow bush shape), with a height of approx. 1.5/1.8m or even a bit taller.  The prices shown include delivery to mainland UK - we can deliver to other areas but would need to charge a supplement to cover our additional costs - please phone for a quote. 

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
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45L bag - very mature plant 150-180cm Bush £249.00 (ex. VAT)
Acer Palmatum Dissectum Emerald Lace Acer Palmatum Dissectum Emerald Lace
45L bag - very mature plant 120-150cm Single stem £315.00 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver and this takes a bit of scheduling.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge. Although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

Smaller trees/bushes have a delivery charge of £7.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Medium trees of a height of 1.5-2 metres have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Orders for multiple trees have a single delivery cost of £12.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands).

Mature trees and pleached trees are more expensive to deliver. Cost varies by postcode and is calculated in the check out process. You can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost, so if you are purchasing a good number of trees it works out to be economical.

Highlands and Islands charges start from £29.95 plus vat and are calculated in the check out process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Acer Palmatum Dissectum Emerald Lace Trees

When planting Japanese Maple trees, such as Acer Palmatum Dissectum Emerald Lace, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown acer trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. When planting Japanese maple trees, you should use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant foliage colour. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Acer Palmatum Dissectum Emerald Lace Trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage. If possible, use rain water instead of tap water as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Japanese Maple Emerald Lace trees

Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season, from November to March. Japanese Maple trees bleed during other times of the year so pruning can weaken the branches. However, Japanese Maple trees very rarely need pruning. The natural shape is normally the most attractive and pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach. Only remove, crossing, damaged or diseased branches.

Acer Palmatum Dissectum Emerald Lace (Japanese Maple Trees) Description

  • Common name: Japanese Maple Emerald Lace tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Finely dissected bright green leaves with red edges in summer, turning reddy orange in autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of most soil types, prefers a moist, well-drained site