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Red Dragon Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Red Dragon'

Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum dy-SEC-tum
SKU #01039
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description The deep dissection of the beautiful purple leaves produces an attractive lacy appearance. As fall temperatures cool, the foliage transitions to a bright, apple red color. This graceful, small tree creates a stunning focal point or accent for lightly shaded gardens, patios, and entryways, and is ideal for containers. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 7 to 8 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide, in natural form.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Weeping
STYLE
Landscape Use Container
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Purple
Companion Plants Azalea (Azalea); Hosta (Hosta); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Rhododendron (Rhododendron); Astilbe (Astilbe)
CARE
Care Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.

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