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Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ (Laceleaf Japanese Maple)

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Noted for its unusual upright habit within the Laceleaf Japanese Maples, award-winning Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ is a medium-sized deciduous shrub with small, deeply cut, dissected leaves of great beauty. The delicate spring foliage emerges lime-green with reddish tips and matures to pale green with reddish edges in summer before turning spectacular gold, pale yellow, and a suffusion of orange and crimson in fall. Strong but not overly vigorous, this upright maple tree features a broadly columnar habit and stands out in the landscape. ‘Seiryu’ means ‘Blue-Green Dragon’.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Grows up to 10-15 ft. tall (300-450 cm) and 8-12 ft. wide (240-360 cm).
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Best leaf color in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated. A lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure can cause leaf scorch.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant in cottage gardens, city gardens, or Japanese gardens and containers.
  • Low maintenance, this plant needs little pruning. If pruning is necessary, prune during the dormant season and avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running. Fertilize in spring before the leaves emerge.
  • It may be affected by horse chestnut scale, aphids, and verticillium wilt.
  • Propagate by grafting or softwood cuttings.
  • Acer palmatum is native to Japan, Korea, China, eastern Mongolia, and southeast Russia.

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Sapindaceae
Genus Acer
Common names Maple, Japanese Maple
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10' - 15'
(3m - 4.6m)
Spread 8' - 12'
(240cm - 3.7m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 9
Heat Zones 2 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Sapindaceae
Genus Acer
Common names Maple, Japanese Maple
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 10' - 15'
(3m - 4.6m)
Spread 8' - 12'
(240cm - 3.7m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Rabbit
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Japanese Garden, Informal and Cottage, Gravel and Rock Garden
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Do I Need?
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