Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Seiryu'

Japanese maple

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Seiryu'
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 7m

Spread: 3m

  • Features: Autumn colour, Dramatic foliage

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Acer palmatum is a deciduous, woody shrub native to parts of Asia and Russia. There are many garden-worthy cultivars available, which have been bred for their leaf shapes and colours.

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Seiryu' has an unusual upright habit and beautiful lobed leaves which turn crimson in autumn.

For best results, grow Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Seiryu' in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Protect it from the harshest winds, which may cause leaf scorch.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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