As the name suggest Acer japonicum ‘Vitifolium’ has foliage that resembles a Vitis / Grape Vine.
Also otherwise known as Downy Japanese Maple this lovely leaved Acer can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. The leaves are larger and more deeply cut than most normal cultivars. Each leaf has 9-11 distinct lobes. The autumn foliage turns purple, orange and provides a dramatic splash of autumn colour. Red flowers are produced in march to April but it is the foliage that this Acer is grown for.
Height x spread 4 x 4m. This particular Acer does best in a slightly sheltered position.