Orangeola Japanese Maple

Botanical Name: Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Orangeola’

Alternate Name: Orangeola Laceleaf Japanese Maple

Orangeola Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum Dissectum ‘Orangeola’) is a stunning landscape tree for all seasons. Its form is semi-upright and weeping. It is extremely tolerant to full sun exposure. This tree’s foliage goes through a variety of changes throughout the growing season, and its graceful form provides structure to the landscape in winter.

Like other lace-leaf maples, the Orangeola Japanese Maple provides beauty for courtyards, gardens, and containers. The fine textured foliage contrasts beautifully with dark green and blue conifers. Together they can form a stunning Pacific Northwest landscape.

Unlike other weeping Japanese Maples – whose growth pattern is to spread wider than they grow tall – the Orangeola Japanese Maple has a relatively modest spread of 3-7 inches. It can grow up to 8 feet tall. It is therefore more suitable for planting in containers than other lace-leaf maples, and it forms a wonderful specimen on porches or patios.

In spring, the new growth emerges a bright orange or red. With a second flush of new growth, the tree can then take on a multi-colored appearance. It develops orange new growth, and the older leaves take on green or maroon hues. When summer comes, the foliage develops an attractive green color with orange and red highlights. In fall, ‘Orangeola’ continues its color changes and develops bright flaming red and burnt orange colors for a powerful display.

Height: 8 ft.

Width: 3-7 in.

Shape: Rounded/Mounding

Flower Color: N/A - Flower is insignificant.

Flowering Time: April

Fall Color: Bright Orange and Red

Features: Striking and changing foliage color in spring, summer, and fall; grows taller than wide

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun

Watering: Moderate & Regular

Soil: Tolerant of many different soil types-clay, sand, and loam. Acid/Neutral pH.

Growth Rate: Moderate

USDA Zones: 5-8

Uses: City gardens, courtyards, Japanese gardens, rock gardens, near water features, containers, specimen, next to rock features

Similar Trees: Acer palmatum ‘Emperor I’ (Emperor 1 Japanese Maple), Acer palmatum dissectum 'Crimson Queen' (Crimson Queen Japanese Maple), Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' (Seiryu Japanese Maple), Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood' (Bloodgood Japanese Maple), Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama' (Tamukeyama Japanese Maple)

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