Ryusen Weeping Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Ryusen' PP #18,501

This exceptional variety from Japan is unlike any other. With green palmate leaves that are generally characteristic of upright varieties, 'Ryusen' is a weeping form with rapid growth that shoots straight up and cascades down. Excellent for narrow spaces. Bright yellow and orange-red fall color adds to its beauty. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 20 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasTrain to desired height or let it weep over a wall. Stunning when featured as an espalier, or trained to grow up and cascade over an arbor or arch. Feature in pairs at a formal entrance, or place a single specimen as a distinctive focal point.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureFall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Spirea (Spiraea); Boxwood (Buxus)

Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Protect young trees from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 9

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