Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
Gerald L. Klingaman
ACER palmatum var. dissectum 'Seiryu'
Dissected Japanese Maple, Seiryu Dissected Japanese Maple
A small multi-stemmed deciduous tree native to eastern Asia, the beautiful and ubiquitous Japanese maple is a garden staple. Bearing the deeply and narrowly lobed leaves characteristic of the Dissectum Group of Japanese maples, 'Seiryu' differs from most other Dissectums in its upright habit. The lacy light green leaves, elegant ascending branches, and smooth gray bark of this cultivar make it a year-round standout in the landscape. The leaves turn all manner of brilliant colors in fall. Inconspicuous purplish flowers in spring give rise to green, red-tinged, winged fruits. In winter, the stark gray branches of a mature specimen will add to any garden or landscape.
Japanese maples prefer sites with rich, well-drained soil and part sun to part shade. They fare poorly in hot, dry, or windy locations. Some self-sowing may occur. This cultivar is versatile in the landscape and may be grown as a feature or bonsai plant or in a mixed border.
8 - 2
6 - 8
A3, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
15'-25' / 4.6m - 7.6m
12'-20' / 3.7m - 6.1m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Purple, Orange, Gold, Dark Red
Gray Green, Gray
Container, Feature Plant, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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