Height: 20 feet
Spread: 20 feet
Sunlight: full sun partial shade
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Other Names: Bamboo-Leaf Japanese Maple
An incredible small home landscape feature tree, this cultivar is valued for its long bamboo-like light green leaves, its wonderfully shapely growth habit, and lovely yellow fall color; give it a prominent place in the front yard and room to grow
Linearilobum Japanese Maple has attractive light green foliage throughout the season. The small deeply cut ferny palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. It features subtle corymbs of red flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring before the leaves. It produces red samaras from early to mid fall. The rough gray bark and pink branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.
Linearilobum Japanese Maple is an open deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.
This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.
It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 80 years or more.
This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, neutral soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.
Acer palmatum 'Linearilobum' (Bamboo-Leaf Japanese maple)
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