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Linearilobum Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Linearilobum'

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Linearilobum Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Linearilobum') at Connon Nurseries

Linearilobum Japanese Maple foliage

Linearilobum Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Linearilobum Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Linearilobum') at Connon Nurseries

Linearilobum Japanese Maple

Linearilobum Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Bamboo-Leaf Japanese Maple

Group/Class:  Linearilobum


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

Ornamental Features

Linearilobum Japanese Maple has attractive light green foliage throughout the season. The small deeply cut ferny palmate leaves are highly ornamental 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.

Landscape Attributes

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.

Linearilobum Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Mass Planting

Planting & Growing

Linearilobum Japanese Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet 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 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 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.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade  Massing 
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features