Red Dragon Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Red Dragon'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||AY-ser pal-MA-tum dy-SEC-tum|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide in 10 years; 7 to 8 ft. tall in 15 years.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8