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Pink Lace Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Pink Lace'

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Pink Lace Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Pink Lace') at Patuxent Nursery

Pink Lace Japanese Maple

Pink Lace Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Pink Lace Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Pink Lace') at Patuxent Nursery

Pink Lace Japanese Maple foliage

Pink Lace Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  10 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Group/Class:  Dissectum


This variety has very finely cut foliage and is slow growing when young; emerging chartreuse foliage features pink edges, then matures to a nice medium green; prefers some shade; glorious fall color of deep gold

Ornamental Features

Pink Lace Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring. The deeply cut ferny palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of yellow and gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Pink Lace Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pink Lace Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Pink Lace Japanese Maple will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Pink Lace Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features