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Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Rubrum'

Cut-leaved Japanese Maple, Acer 'Dissectum'

Hardy Tree

  • Every garden needs an easy grow acer
A striking Japanese Maple with graceful arching shoots and a neat, mound forming habit. In autumn, the finely cut, feathery green-red foliage transforms in a blaze of colour to a fiery shade of orange. Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Rubrum' is slow growing, making an ideal focal point for a sheltered position, or an excellent specimen for a large patio container. Height: Up to 2m (6'). Spread: Up to 3m (10').

Ideal For:
patio, low maintenance garden, specimen plant, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
April, May
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 x 9cm potted acer plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £16.99
    • 2 x 9cm potted acer plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2017
    • £24.99
Pot up acer plants and grow them on in cool frost free conditions until large enough to plant outside in their final positions. When plants are well grown, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions before transplanting them in borders outdoors. Grow acer trees in any moist, fertile, well drained soil in sun or dappled shade, with shelter from strong winds which can scorch the finely cut leaves. Alternatively grow acers in large containers using a soil based compost such as John Innes No.3.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until acer trees are well established. Protect plants from strong winds. Acers require little pruning other than to maintain their shape. Lightly trim stems if necessary from late autumn to midwinter.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. Mr Twig

    By Wendy Davison 08-08-2016

    Received my Acer and basically it's a twig. I appear to be of the same opinion as Marian Cotterell but I hope she had productive outcome with your Customer Care Dept., if she gave them a call. I called after delivery of my order and was basically told that was it, a small plant. Thank you very much, for nothing.


    Thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. I am so sorry to learn of the poor quality plant you have received and that our telephone agent wasn't very helpful. Please contact our Customer Care Department at and one of our agents will investigate further and either refund or replace the acer for you.

  2. Acer rubrum - three pale scrawny leaves and an open wound at the graft site

    By Marian Cotterell 09-06-2016

    Absolutely rubbish. The poor little plant was so young that the graft hadn't even taken properly. It will, almost certainly die. Thompson & Morgan - you should be ashamed of yourself,


    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

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