Extremely deeply cut leaves make this tree more unique than the Bloodgood. A unique weeping effect is also seen on this tree. Like its cousin, the Bloodgood, no trimming is necessary. (Feed with milorganite and acid 3 times a year, but do not feed acid after August.)
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR JAPANESE MAPLE BURGUNDY LACE PLANTS
New installation watering:
After installation, all shrubs and evergreens should be watered daily for the first week. If your lawn sprinklers are reaching your shrubbery with water, then there is little or no need for watering. When watering by hand, run water at the regular pressure for approximately 15 seconds per plant. During hot weather, additional watering may be needed.
In the instance where trees are planted in the lawn, they should NOT be watered if new sod has been planted. Trees planted in an established lawn should, however, be watered 3 times per week. Trees planted in a landscape bed should be watered the same as your shrubs and evergreens.
Groundcover should be watered every other day until they are established. They will need watering every day during hot weather.