Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’

Green Upright Laceleaf Maple

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

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

A Bit More

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.”