Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'
  • Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'
  • Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

£35.00

(Vine-leaved Maple) Known for its fantastic autumn colour, the leaves of Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' are a distinctive, apple-green in spring / summer and similar in shape to those of a vine.

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Known for its fantastic autumn colour, the leaves of Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' are a distinctive, apple-green in spring / summer and similar in shape to those of a vine. These leaves turn rich-red and bright orange in a good, crisp autumn before falling. In spring it has small red flowers, similar in appearance to those of the Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'.


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, neutral or slightly acid, fertile soil. Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' will produce stronger autumn colours in a slightly acid soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow initially and then slow/moderate.
  • Habit: Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium' grows to be a large branching shrub or eventually a very small tree.
    • Height: up to 6 m (20 ft) / [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 4 m (13 ft) / [up to 2 m (6 ft) after 10 years]

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, To grow in a pot

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