Acer palmatum Orangeola is an outstanding specie of its many Laceleaf Japanese Maples. This award-winning Orangeola Japanese Maple is one of the most admired laceleaf Japanese maples because of its astonishing leaf color. This small tree holds its beautiful foliage color in all seasons. In spring, its foliage emerges as bright red-orange and then turns to reddish-green with orange highlights in summer. Foliage color in fall is fiery orange to red.
This small tree is native to the woodlands of Japan and Korea. Acer Palmatum Orangeola has a dissectum type foliage that gives an excellent lacy appearance. It has an unusual habit, an upright form, but the branches are also weeping, making a beautiful mound of cascading branches. It is not wide-spreading making it a perfect choice for containers.
How To Plant Orangeola
This plant grows well in well-drained and rich soils. It doesn’t require much pruning and is low maintenance. If pruning is necessary, it is best to be pruned during the dormant season, like summer, when its leaves are mature and fully developed. Avoid pruning in spring as the sap is running. This is also to avoid the tree from bleeding sap.
The best time to fertilize is in spring before the leaves emerge. Among all other Japanese Maples, Acer Palmatum Orangeola is perhaps the much more heat resistant than many other varieties. Although heat resistant and can tolerate full sun, its best leaf color shows when in partial shade.
This small tree can grow to 8 inches in height and spread in maturity, with staking it can be grown much taller if needed. It has a slightly faster growth rate compared to its other varieties. It has no significant pests and diseases, but may be affected by horse chestnut scale, aphids, and verticillium wilt. Because the tree has a smaller size, it is ideal for planting in a smaller garden or in a pot.
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