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Red Dragon Japanese Maple

Deeply dissected leaves


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  • hardiness zone5-8
  • height6 - 8 feet
  • restricted statesAE AK AZ CA GU HI ID MT NV OR PR UT WA
  • ship as5-6 FT, 3G
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Foliage turns various shades of red
  • Leaves have lacy appearance
  • Compact tree can grow in container
Offers spectacular shades of red foliage throughout the growing season. Its leaves emerge bright, cherry red, mature to burgundy red and turn crimson red in the fall. The leaves' textured, lacy look make them highly prized in the garden. This compact, slow-growing tree can be grown in containers or in shade and woodland gardens. Red Dragon grows better in sunny locations than other dissectum types. Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Red Dragon'

Product Details

  • botanical nameAcer palmatum var. dissectum 'Red Dragon'
  • foliage typeDeciduous leaves that emerge bright cherry red in the spring, mature to burgundy red in the summer, and finally turn crimson red in the fall
  • formTree/Shrub
  • growth rateSlow
  • hardiness zone5-8
  • height6 - 8 feet
  • planting instructionsPlant at the same soil level as it is in its pot. Avoid planting in windy areas if possible.
  • pruningMinimal pruning needed. If necessary, prune while the tree is dormant and before sap begins to run through the tree in the spring.
  • restricted statesAE AK AZ CA GU HI ID MT NV OR PR UT WA
  • shipping seasonFall
  • ship as5-6 FT, 3G
  • soil requirementMoist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil
  • spacing6 - 8 feet
  • spread6 - 8 feet
  • sun exposureFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • watering requirementAverage water needs. Water more frequently in warmer climates, especially during summer droughts.
  • winter careWater the tree well before the ground freezes. Lay about 3" of mulch down around the base of the tree to protect the root system. If cold winds are a problem, wrap the sapling in some type of insulation for the winter (like burlap) and tie it up. Use a stake to keep everything in place as necessary.

Shipping Schedule

When will my order ship?

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

2024 Fall Shipping Schedule
Zone Most Dormant Bareroot & Potted Perennials, and Shrubs
3A-4B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5A 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
5B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
6A & 6B 9/2/24 - 10/25/24
7A 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
7B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
8A & 8B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
9A-9B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
10A-10B 9/23/24 - 11/8/24
Last Order Date Zones 3A - 6B: 10/21/24
Zones 7A - 10B: 11/4/24

    Red Dragon Japanese Maple
    Red Dragon Japanese Maple