Waterfall Japanese Maple: Acer palmatum dissectum - 20 Inch BBC Pot - 4 Foot Tall
A cascading and weeping Japanese Maple that features delicate, lacy foliage and a graceful growth habit.
Caring for Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Waterfall,' also known as the Waterfall Japanese Maple, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This ornamental tree thrives in partial shade to full sun, but it prefers protection from the hot afternoon sun. Plant it in well-draining, acidic soil with good moisture retention. Water the tree regularly, especially during dry spells, to keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Mulching around the base of the tree helps retain moisture and suppress weeds. Prune the tree in late winter or early spring to maintain its graceful cascading form and remove any dead or crossing branches. Fertilize the tree in spring and early summer with a slow-release, balanced fertilizer formulated for acid-loving plants. Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Waterfall' is generally resistant to pests and diseases, but monitor for any signs of trouble. With proper care, your Waterfall Japanese Maple will provide you with a stunning display of delicate, cascading foliage in shades of green, gold, and red, adding elegance and beauty to your garden or landscape.