Acer palmatum dissectum 'Seiryu' is an unusual Japanese maple, for the fact that it is the only upright growing dissectum (the others normally having weeping and cascading growth). In the spring, the leaves appear a fresh, bright green with tinges of red at their margins. By autumn, the foliage is suffused with golden yellow and splashes of red - a very attractive maple. Reasonably fast growing, with an eventual height of around 2 to 3 metres. RHS Award of Garden Merit.
- Position: Part shade to full shade sheltered site preferred out of strong winds
- Soil: All soils, but avoid waterlogged areas very dry soils will need extra watering
- Eventual Size: 2 to 3 metres, but can be pruned
- Habit: Deciduous upright growing dissectum - very unusual
- Foliage: Deciduous, dissected leaves
- Common Names: Japanese maple 'Seiryu'
Japanese Maples are best pruned when fully dormant (November to early February), as maples bleed sap from pruning cuts at other times, weakening the tree. However, pruning is still best kept to a minimum as the most graceful shape comes from a tree that has been allowed to develop fairly naturally. As a result, just remove badly-placed or crossing shoots to encourage a good framework of branches to form. Where you do need to reduce height and width, follow long branches back to a side branch and pruning it out at this point. This is not necessary on prostrate-growing trees because they should be allowed to spread naturally to gain the best effect.
Please refer to our: Japanese Maple Growing Guide
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