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Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’

Japanese maple 'Seiryu'

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune
  • Height2.5m to 4m
  • Spread2.5m to 4m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitColumnar
  • Flower ColourRed
  • Leaf ColourPale green, orange, yellow, red
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ (Japanese maple 'Seiryu'). This is a shrub with a broad columnar habit and deeply incised light green leaves which turn orange, yellow and red in the autumn. Small red flowers appear in the spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Acer palmatum 'Seiryû'

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage interest.

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  • Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Grow in part shade for the best leaf colour, Do not allow to dry out and plant in a sheltered position.

Propagation

By grafting or softwood cuttings

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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