Acer palmatum var. dissectum Seiryu

Green Dragon Japanese Maple

In the early spring it leafs out with a lush bright green. The fall color of 'Seiryu' encompasses shades of light to deep scarlet red. 

  • The only lace-leaf Japanese maple with an upright habit
  • Spring foliage emerges lime-green red tips
  • Spectacular fall colors comprised of gold, orange, and burgundy-red

  • Category: Tree
  • Hardiness Zone: 6
  • Height: 10-15 ft
  • Spread: 8-12 ft
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'Seiryu' is a great addition to any landscape as a border or specimen tree by adding a unique, exotic look. Green Dragon grows relatively fast for a Japanese maple. 

Landscape Characteristics
Foliage Color
Specialty Use
Woodland Garden
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Light Requirement
Part Sun
Part Shade
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Foliage Color
Fast Growing
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Additional Information about Acer palmatum var. dissectum Seiryu

The name ‘Seiryu’ means blue-green dragons. 

Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer palmatum var. dissectum Seiryu

Green Dragon Japanese Maple is tolerant of many soil types but prefers moist, well-drained in dappled shade.  It can be grown as a specimen tree or multistem.  Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem.