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Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'

Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace' Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace' Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace' Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace'

Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, DC

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Grows best with high humidity next to lawn and sheltered from wind.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: Commonly only reaches a height of 12 feet.

Width: 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Palmate, Bronze or Purple, Red or Purple or Bronze, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female reproductive parts on the same tree (monoecious).

Samara, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Green, Light Green or Light Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 10, 12 and 14 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 8.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer palmatum 'Burgundy Lace' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Sep 29, 2020.
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