Acer palmatum dissectum Pink Filigree is a lace leaf maple with delicate looking leaves that grows in a spreading upright form. The finely dissected leaves are pinkish-red in spring changing to pink tones on green leaves during the summer. Fall color is crimson red. This lacy maple prefers morning sun to afternoon shade between 3:00 and 6:00 pm during the summer. The best location for your maples is in well-drained soil. Planting your maple in clay can be a killer. For more information see Planting Japanese Maples.
Acer palmatum dissectum Pink Filigree like other Japanese maples benefits from some pruning to shape the tree, as well as removing any dead branches. For more information please check out Pruning Japanese Maples. Estimated height is 4′ tall x 5′ wide in 10 years. Once established Pink Filigree is hardy to -20 degrees – USDA zone 5.
This maple is not a strong weeping maple as other more common lace leaf maples are – such asRed Dragon and Waterfall. For these weeping maples the weight of the leaves on the new soft branches causes them to hang downward or weep. Pink Filigree is more upright – a dwarf lace leaf with branches that grow out and up rather than hang down. Excellent choice for any location in the garden with afternoon shade.
If you love Japanese Maples as much as I do, you can learn more about these amazing trees by joining the Facebook Group – Japanese Maples and Conifers.It is free to join – you just have to be a Facebook member. The contributors to the group have a wealth of experience and post many photos. No question is dumb – you will not be criticized for lack of knowledge. Rather you will get a variety of opinions from all over the country. This is what I value the most – learning about variations of growth, leaf size and color in different sections of the USA and around the world. I often participate in the discussions.
The first photo is a newly planted Pink Filigree in my display garden taken October 2019. Other photo is courtesy of Buchholz Nurseryshowing the lovely pink color and finely dissected leaves.