Acer palmatum 'Emerald Lace has very finely dissected leaves that emerge in a light shade of lime green. As summer approaches the leaves to become red-edged for a striking contrast. The autumn colour is orange-red.
The arching branches and deeply divided leaves create a softly rounded crown. This is a wonderful addition to the garden.
Like all Maples Acer palmatum 'Emerald Lace' 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 late spring you may add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant.