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64.‘Seiryu’ Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:

5 – 8


Height:
10 – 15
Spread:
8 – 10
Habit:
Upright, vase-shaped form
Light:
Partial shade
Soil:
Well-drained, moist soil with high organic matter
Flowers:
Small, red to purple; May – June
Fruit:
1/2 – 3/4 long, red winged fruit Beautiful tree for small gardens and terraces, gives an artistic touch to small landscape areas; many varieties useful as specimen trees or accent plants in borders and
Landscape use:
Beautiful tree for small gardens and terraces, gives an artistic touch to small landscape areas; many varieties useful as specimen trees or accent plants in borders and rock gardens
History:
Native range is Japan, China, and Korea; introduced to England in 1820; long cultivated by the Japanese
Pests\Problems:

Very few; botrytis in high humidity


Significant Features:
Rich green summer foliage that turns brilliant gold to orange to orange-red in the fall

 

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Michael A. Dirr

Dr. Michael A. Dirr is a horticulturist associated with the University of Georgia. Dr. Dirr has published over 300 scientific and popular publications and has authored seven books, including A Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture and Propagation and Uses. It has sold more than 250,000 copies.

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Richard C. Webel

Richard C. Webel is managing director of Innocenti & Webel LLC, a renowned firm that specializes in architecture, landscape architecture and strategic planning. He collaborated on A Landscape of Continuity: The Practice of Innocenti & Webel, published by Harvard University in 1997. In addition to presenting lectures throughout the United States, he has also appeared on CNBC and CNN.