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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Tree

Weeping Japanese Maple Trees
  • From £49.99 (ex VAT)

One of our most popular Dwarf Japanese Maples, Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' has an elegant cascading structure and wonderful colouring. Beginning crimson in spring and deepening to burgundy throughout the summer months, the leaves turn vibrant crimson shades in autumn. They are deeply dissected and have a feathery, graceful appearance on the weeping branches.

Full sun can lead to slight colour fading, so Acer palmatum '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 little weeping 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: Crimson and burgundy in spring/summer, turning bronze in autumn
  • Soil: Grows particularly well in moist, well-drained soil but tolerant of all

Planting Advice For Acer palmatum 'Ever Red'

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

When planting this Weeping Japanese Maple, use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant red 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 Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

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

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

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.

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: 50-70cm Root type: 5L pot Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Price £49.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 50-70cm 5L pot £49.99 (ex VAT)
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 10L pot Acer palmatum dissectum 'Ever Red' Price £69.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 10L pot £69.99 (ex VAT)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)