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ACER PALMATUM Laceleaf Japanese Maple Atropurpureum x20 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
  • Easy to follow seed propagation notes

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
All sprouted

Have planted 12 seeds so far, all of which sprouted in a mini greenhouse. Can’t wait to cycle through the rest of the seeds.

K.B. (NSW)
Healthy Looking Seeds

These seeds look 100x healthier than the maple seeds I picked up from bunnings. Beautiful and healthy looking with a few colour varients. They're still in the pre-germination stage in the fridge but I'm optomistic that they'll all sprout! Packaging includes all care information for the seeds too. Very happy with purchase.