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Acer palmatum 'Black Lace' | Japanese maple 'Beni-otake' - 150-200cm, 10lt

Acer palmatum 'Black Lace' | Japanese maple 'Beni-otake' - 150-200cm, 10lt

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Acer palmatum 'Black Lace' is a distinctive cultivar of the Japanese Maple species, renowned for its unique and eye-catching, lacy, black-purple foliage. The deeply dissected leaves give a delicate appearance, contrasting elegantly with the robust and adaptive nature of the tree. This deciduous tree is relatively compact, typically reaching heights and spreads of up to 8 feet, making it a versatile choice for a variety of garden spaces.

The 'Black Lace' prefers partial shade but is adaptable to full sun, where the leaf color tends to intensify. It thrives in well-drained, moist, and fertile soils, and requires regular water, particularly in hotter climates, to avoid leaf scorch. Winter hardiness and a general resistance to pests and diseases make it a relatively low-maintenance choice for landscapes.

The dramatic foliage is a year-round interest, as it undergoes seasonal changes. Spring ushers in the fresh, deeply colored leaves, which turn into a vibrant crimson-red in autumn, providing a striking seasonal display. The intricate leaf texture and vibrant color transitions make Acer palmatum 'Black Lace' a sought-after cultivar, often used as a focal point in gardens, providing both aesthetic appeal and architectural interest.

  • Common Name

    Japanese Maple 'Black Lace'

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    Small, subtle, reddish-purple, clustered, spring-blooming.

  • Foliage

    Lacy, dark-purple, intricate, delicate.

  • Maturation period

    10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, vase-shaped habit that rounds with maturity

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing or West–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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