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Seiryu Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

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Seiryu Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

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Special Features
Zone Map
Fall Color
Spring Color
Tolerates Acidic Soil

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

Outdoor Growing zone

5-8

Mature Height

10-15

Mature Width

8-12

Sun needs

Full Sun, Partial Sun

DOES NOT SHIP TO

AK, CA, HI, PR

The laceleaf Japanese maples are considered by many gardeners to be the most beautiful forms of this lovely tree. The Seiryu Japanese Maple is a unique form of the laceleaf, or dissectum type, because it grows not into a cascading mound as the others do, but into an upright vase-shaped tree up to 15 feet tall. It makes the perfect small tree for a smaller garden; perhaps an Asian-themed one, a wooded garden, or any garden at all where beauty and ease of growing are appreciated. If you have been afraid to grow laceleaf Japanese maples because you have heard they are hard to grow, then this is the tree for you, as experts considered it to be among the easiest of all Japanese maples to grow. So, if this is your first time, start with an easy tree. The leaves in spring are pale green, with reddish edges. In summer they turn into a rich, cool green and then in fall they explode into yellows, oranges, and reds, before finally turning burgundy. This spectacular display is a fitting way to end the gardening year.

  • The only upright growing dissected-leaf Japanese maple
  • Gorgeous small tree for any garden
  • Delicate pale green and red-edged spring leaves
  • Beautiful fall colors of yellow, orange, red and burgundy
  • One of the easiest Japanese maples to grow

Choose a sunny spot for your tree if you live in a cooler zone – this will give you the best fall colors. In warmer areas, shade from the hot afternoon sun is beneficial and protects your tree. It will grow well in ordinary garden soil, enriched with organic material. Keep your tree watered well during the early years, especially in summer. This is perhaps the easiest of all the Japanese maples to grow, so plant one and relax. No special care at all is required to enjoy the beauty of this tree in your own garden.

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