Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ Acer palmatum

Acer palmatum

Description: Acer palmatum 'Seiryu' is an unusual form of upright, bushy habit. The green lace-leaved maple offers a pleasing contast when planted amongst other varieties. Foliage is bright green, each leaf tipped slightly red in the spring. A spectacular dispay of orange and yellow splashed crimson autumn colours. The name 'Seiryu' means 'Blue Green Dragon'. Makes the perfect feature for any garden, rockery or large patio container.

History: Introduced in 1882. Received an Award of Garden Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 3m x 2m

Attributes

  • Do not prune
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Interesting foliage
  • S Size: Small
  • Autumn colour

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