Skip to content

Plant Finder

shrub

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple*

Acer palmatum 'Germaine's Gyration'

Add To My Wish List

print page
 
Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Germaine's Gyration') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple foliage

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Germaine's Gyration') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Group/Class:  Dissectum

Description:

A curious form of the Japanese maple that forms a spreading mound with twisting branches, more like a shrub than a tree and should be used as such in the garden; ferny leaves are green turning reddish-orange in fall

Ornamental Features

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage edged in burgundy throughout the season. The small deeply cut ferny palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a mounded form. 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 shrub, 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.

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub 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 not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich 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 microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Germaine's Gyration Cutleaf Japanese Maple makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features