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Weeping Cutleaf Redleaf Japanese Maple Tree

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Weeping Cut Leaf Japanese Maple

Weeping Cut Leaf Japanese Maple

Weeping Cut Leaf Japanese Maple

Species

Acer palmatum var. dissectum

Family

Aceraceae

Campus Location

Just west of the World War II Memorial, in a sidewalk triangle.

Native Range

Japan, China, Korea, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia

Description

  • Deciduous and grafted, growing to 10 - 15 feet tall and at least as wide, or wider.
  • Various, rich shades of red leaves in spring, summer and fall.
  • Leaves highly dissected and are almost lace-like.
  • Highly sculptured, contorted branches are nature's art work.
  • Landscape uses include: specimen, patio tree, container tree and bonsai.

History and significance:
The tree is planted in what is referred to as an Olmsted triangle – where sidewalks converge from three directions to form a triangular planting space.

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