Acer palmatum Pink Filigree is a lace leaf [dissectum] 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 orange red. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. This maple is estimated to grow to 4′ tall x 4′ wide in 10 years. Once established Pink Filigree is hardy to -20 degrees – USDA zone 5.

Pink Filigree like other Japanese maples benefits from some pruning to shape the tree, as well as removing any dead branches.  This maple is not a true weeping maple as other more common lace leaf maples are – such as Red Dragon and Waterfall. For these maples the weight of the leaves on the new soft branches causes them to hang downward or weep. Pink Filigree is a upright, dwarf lace leaf with branches that grow out rather than hang down. Excellent choice for any location in the garden with afternoon shade.

Limited availability.

Photos courtesy of Buchholz Nursery.