An outstanding, cascading dissectum. 'Orangeola' is noted for its bright orange-red new foliage in spring. it manages to keep an orange flush as the leaves turn rich red-green through summer. The colour is boosted by a second flush of orange leaves in midsummer. next is dark red before turning a fiery orange in autumn.
The large leaves have 5-7 lobes which are deeply divided at the leaf base. The lobes are widely spreading.
Orangeola, although a vigorous grower, is one of the smaller dissectums. It will only reach a maximum of 3 m in height. It is more upright and less spreading than other dissectums but still forms a beautiful cascade.
Like all Maples, this one is very easy to maintain. It doesn't require any pruning routine. Remove any dead or damaged branches. The best time to prune is the late autumn or winter when the plant is fully dormant.
In spring you may add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser or organic matter around the base of the plant.
Prefers a sheltered but sunny spot. Will tolerate some shade. The best leaf colour is produced in a partially shaded spot. Prefers moist but well-drained soil.
Its size makes it a good choice for a small garden or container growing.