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ACER PALMATUM Laceleaf Japanese Maple Atropurpureum Seeds

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Acer Palmatum Laceleaf Japanese Maple (also known as A. Palmatum Atropurpureum) is a small-growing, hardy deciduous ornamental tree that is very popular in gardens and landscapes in temperate areas for its beautiful burgundy colour. Acer Palmatum Laceleaf Japanese Maple provides a stunning display of colour.

Acer Palmatum Laceleaf Japanese Maple is commonly grown in a wide range of soil types ranging from sandy loams through to heavier clays, with the plant able to tolerate variable soil moisture levels. However due to its beautiful, zen-inspired plant architecture and warm colour, Acer Palmatum Laceleaf Japanese Maple is most often grown as a bonsai. Like all Maple varieties, Acer Palmatum Laceleaf Japanese Maple is also suitable as a bonsai, provided the seeds are germinated in either Jiffy pellets for a shallow compact root system, or in a low-organic matter soil to ensure the plants are not very vigorous. If the young plants are not being started in Jiffy pellets, the tap-root should either be snipped or curled (J-rooted) within the first 8 - 12 weeks of germination, to ensure the plant remains optimally suited for bonsai.

Important note: Acer Palmatum "Laceleaf Japanese Maple" is also known as Acer Palmatum Atropurpureum. Please note, this is one of the few Maple varieties that maintains a red-burgundy leaf colour from Spring through to Autumn, at which time the colour intensifies further. In contrast, most maple varieties actually have green leaves in Spring-Summer, which only begin to turn yellow/orange/red in late Summer and into Autumn-Winter. The seeds of this variety are genuine and should not be compared to the far inferior wild varieties often incorrectly passed-off as Acer Palmatum "Laceleaf Japanese Maple" or Acer Palmatum "Atropurpureum Japanese Maple".

Advantages of Acer Palmatum Laceleaf Japanese Maple

  • Small ornamental tree
  • Spectacular display for every season
  • Attractive landscaping variety
  • Suitable as a specimen
  • Ideal as bonsai plant


  • 1 - 1.5 m height in 5 years, but can grow as tall as 2m over the years
  • 1 m apart is suitable planting distance (as a screen) though these are generally planted as features
  • Suitable for full sun
  • Drought and waterlogged-soil tolerant once established
  • Suitable for pots but best grown in temperate regions of Australia
  • Hardy deciduous tree
  • Best started as seedlings before planting into the garden

Seed Sowing Instructions

  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
  • Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden

What am I Purchasing?

  • Premium seeds of Acer Palmatum Laceleaf Japanese Maple, of selected pack size
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Roukos Namroud (NSW)
Excellent service

The seeds seem to be exceptionally good it is waiting time for the seeds to sprout I am hoping they will

Alex Romano (NSW)
Excellent Service

The seeds arrived so quickly and were exactly as described. The envelope that they came in had information and instructions about the seeds so stratifying and planting them has been easy!

Peter Tabart (SA)
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Very quick supply of seeds