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Laceleaf Japanese Maple Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'

Previously known as:

  • Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Seiryu'
Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser pahl-MAY-tum
Description

Lace-leaf Japanese Maple is the only dissected form of Japanese maple that has an upright habit. It is very ornamental with leaves being red-tipped in spring then gold fall color. It prefers well-drained acidic, humusy soils in full sun to partial shade. In hot summer areas, it will do best with afternoon shade to prevent leaf scorch.

Use in an Asian garden, small spaces or as a specimen. 

Problems: Horse chestnut scale, aphids and verticillium wilt.

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#fall color#small tree#specimen#showy leaves#spring flowers#japanese garden#spring interest#asian garden#walkway planting
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fall color#small tree#specimen#showy leaves#spring flowers#japanese garden#spring interest#asian garden#walkway planting
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    palmatum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Grafting
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 8 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Small reddish flowers in spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Pinnatisect
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    The lacy deeply dissected leaves are up to 2 inches long. In spring they are tipped with red, change to green then have yellow, red or orange tones in the fall.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Accent
    Small Tree
    Specimen