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Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

Green Upright Laceleaf Maple
  • Plant Type:
  • Tree
  • Evergreen-Deciduous:
  • Deciduous
  • Overall Mature Size:
  • Small
  • Also Grown As:
  • Natural Low Branching
  • Mature Height & Spread :
  • 10-12' x 10-12'
  • Natural Growth Habit:
  • Rounded
  • Native To:
  • Asia, Japan
  • Exposure:
  • Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Water:
  • Medium Water
  • Flower Color:
  • Insignificant
  • Special Features:
  • Attracts Birds/Butterflies, Cold Hardy, Deer Resistant, Fall Color, Intermountain Conditions, Shade Tolerant
  • Container Sizes:
  • #15, 24" Box, 36" Box
  • Sunset Garden Zones:
  • 2-10, 12, 14-24
  • Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone:
  • 5


Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ is the only upright Japanese Maple with a dissected leaf.  The shape is sweeping and fountain shaped in youth, filling out to a rounder form with age, and is perfect for lifting the general tone of a lightly shaded area in the garden.  Like all dissectums, care should be taken to protect the tree from hot winds and scorching sun, lest they suffer for it.  ‘Seiryu’ has lovely fall color, turning gold and orange, with occasional splashes of red when the weather cools.  It is rightly considered by some to be “The flowers of autumn.”