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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Tree

Weeping Japanese Maple Trees
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One of our most popular Dwarf Weeping Japanese Maples, Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' has an elegant cascading structure and many attractive features. The dissected leaves have a feathery, graceful appearance and dramatic colour. Beginning crimson/burgundy in spring, the foliage continues to decorate the tree throughout summer before displaying bronze shades in autumn.

Full sun can lead to slight colour fading so 'Ever Red' does best positioned in partial shade and is suited to moist, well-drained soil. With an eventual height and spread of only 1 x 1.2 metres, this weeping little Japanese Acer would be an ideal choice for a container grown tree or to use at the front of a border.

AKA Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Nigrum', Acer palmatum 'Ever Red', Ever Red Japanese Maple

  • Common name: Japanese Maple Ever Red
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 1 x 1.2 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Foliage displays shades of crimson and burgundy in spring and summer before turning bronze in the autumn
  • Soil: Grows particularly well in moist, well-drained soil but tolerant of all

Planting Advice For Acer palmatum 'Ever Red'

Our pot grown Ever Red Japanese Maples can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole, especially if you have poor soil.

When planting weeping Japanese Maples, use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant foliage colour. 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.

The tree planting guide has further information and videos.

Watering & Aftercare Advice For Acer palmatum 'Ever Red'

For dwarf Japanese Maples planted in spring and summer, water well and regularly for the first few months, increasing it if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If planted in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Where possible, use rain water as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour than tap water. We stock a range of irrigation kits for more effective watering.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage.

Pruning Advice For Acer palmatum 'Ever Red'

Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season (November to March) as Japanese Maples bleed during other times of the year, which can weaken the branches. Weeping Japanese Maples rarely need pruning as their natural shape is normally the most attractive. Any pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach, only removing crossing, damaged or diseased branches.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within a week of placing the order (please allow up to 12 working days during busy periods). There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

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 to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 40-60cm Root type: 4L pot Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Price £34.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 40-60cm 4L pot £34.99 (ex VAT)
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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 10L pot Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Price £49.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 10L pot £49.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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