Acer palmatum dissectum makes a great plant for growing in your borders, as a stand alone specimen tree, and it also looks great when grown in containers.
Most of the commonly grown cultivars reach between 1.5 to 2.5 m (40 to 100 inches) in height, with a spread of 2.5 to 4 metres (100 to 160 inches).
Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum Dissectum' photograph by Leonora (Ellie) Enking, creative Commons.
As a deciduous shrub or small tree, it carries attractive palmate leaves in spring through autumn. These leaves turn a deep red orange or yellow in the autumn. It's flowers are small and purple.
Plants perform well in US zones 5 to 8, and it is rated as UK hardiness H6.
For best results, grow in partial shaded areas with slightly acidic soil. It is imporatant to have good drainage. Be sure to keep the Acer Palmatum Dissectum plant moist by watering in the summer. Provide Protection from the wind.
Some of the most frequently grown cultivars include hindeshojo; Katsura; Bloodgood; Okushimo; Osakazuki; Hana Matoi; Variegatum; and Senkaki
Acer Palmatum Dissectum 'Variegatum' by Warren Wang.