Seiryu Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

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00091
Selected for its upright, vase-shaped form; displays finely dissected lacy green foliage. Excellent accent, wonderful focal point for the patio area. Fall foliage turns an interesting purple-brown then brilliant red. Improved selection makes an attractive garden or patio tree.
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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
LoreThis maple and its cultivars are essentials of the Japanese tea gardens. Its vivid leaves are considered to be the flowers of autumn. Maple is balanced in spring with the flowering cherries, which together are the quintessential symbols of seasonal cha
Average Size at MaturitySlow grower to 10 to 15 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasThe more diminutive Japanese maples become a most valuable small trees for home landscapes. No other tree conveys the Asian or Japanese garden character to a landscape whether traditional or a spare zen-like modern design. But these maples also belong in natural groves of much larger trees because the shelter of high canopies ensure they attain their richest foliage hues. Their preference for acidic soils also make them perfectly adapted to grow within the influence of needled evergreens. Smaller stature is excellent for foundation beds because they won't crowd windows. Excellent for small scale naturalistic drifts of landscape. They are ideal for urban gardens where plants are protected by buildings from wind and sun. Maples even do well in large containers for porch, patio or terrace.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitVase
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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