Japanese Maple is a species of tree naturally growing in Japan, Korea and China. Many varieties have been bred and extended to many countries around the world.
They are deciduous shrubs or small trees. It grows to 6–10 m, rarely 16 m. It often grows as undergrowth in deciduous forests. It can grow as a multi-strain.
Dissectum Garnet is one of the most popular Japanese maples ever. It has medium-sized, very deeply cut leaves that densely cover the entire shrub. They are bright red in spring. In summer they turn burgundy, in places with reddish-brown and green shades on non-sunny parts, at the end of summer they are dark burgundy and in autumn they turn into fiery red.
It grows slowly, more in width than in height and forms an irregular shrub with slightly overhanging branches.
Demands: Protected shaded habitats with sufficiently moist, permeable, humous soil. These varieties do not like the direct all-day sun. Especially in the first years after planting, winter protection against strong frost and in summer against strong sun is recommended. Well attached to withstand frosts up to -20 °.