Acer cissifolium 'Mitsudekaede'

Acer Cissifolium | Also known as: Vine-leafed maple | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Vine-leafed maple: this maple has leaves that look just like a vine, but sadly you won't get bottles of wine out of it.

A native Japanese maple, Acer Cissifolium or Vine-leafed maple is a spreading tree that grows in an attractive rounded shape without a need for any drastic pruning. It has toothed leaves that turn a pinkish yellow colour in the autumn. The young shoots start out life a pinkish colour and turn grey with age. It prefers soil that's slightly acidic and has fairly good resistance to strong winds. It doesn't grow massive, usually reaching a height of around 6-10 metres, so you don't need a ginormous garden to grow this one.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 5 - 8
Spread [m]
  • 10
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Brown or bronze
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Red shades
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • budding
Growth habit
  • Rounded
  • Spreading
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 0 - 120
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • Clay
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Trees & shrubs
  • Shrubs
Grown for
  • Ornamental Foliage
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
Garden type
  • Woodland
  • Park
  • City
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years