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Japanese Maple 'Garnet'

Acer palmatum (Dissectum Group) 'Garnet'

Also known as

Blood-leaf Japanese Maple 'Garnet', Coral-Bark Maple 'Garnet', Filigree Weeping Purple Acer

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size









  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Japanese Maple 'Garnet' Overview

Acer palmatum 'Garnet' is a medium-sized shrub with deeply dissected lobed leaves, often with seven lobes per leaf. The colour is brown-red through the summer, becoming more crimson in the autumn. Burgundy flowers are produced in the spring, which turns into bright red winged fruit. Also known by the name Japanese Maple 'Garnet', it is occasionally listed with the synonym name of Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Garnet' ' It likes a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. Leaf colour will be more impressive when grown in a slightly shaded area, but it will tolerate full sun if soil conditions are moist enough. Otherwise, leaf scorch may occur. It prefers soil that is on the acid, rather than the alkaline side, which is moist but well-drained. So keep well watered during dry spells (and regularly water newly planted trees). Additional plant feed may be required for potted or container-grown specimens. Acers can also benefit from spring and/or winter mulching with a helping of ericaceous material such as pine needles or chopped bracken. Little to no pruning is recommended, however removing dead or unwanted branches can be done in late autumn to midwinter. A low-maintenance and architectural plant, Acer palmatum 'Garnet' is a welcome addition to many garden styles, including courtyard gardens, rock gardens and Japanese style gardens. It can be grown in large containers.

Common problems with Japanese Maple 'Garnet'

How to propagate Japanese Maple 'Garnet'


Species are propagated by seed.


By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.



By budding in summer.


Take soft wood cuttings in early summer.

Special features of Japanese Maple 'Garnet'

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Pot plant

Other uses of Japanese Maple 'Garnet'

Grown for its habit and foliage.