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Red Dragon Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'
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Description

The Red Dragon Japanese Maple is a stunning, dwarf maple with lacy, red foliage. Throughout the year delicate leaves change from shades of purple and red culminating in a superb cherry red in autumn. The Red Dragon is one of the few varieties of Japanese Maple that tolerates full sun.

This hardy Japanese Maple is extremely low maintenance and easy to grow. With proper watering this variety rarely has issues. This compact tree can tolerate full sun to part shade. Keeping your soil moist, but not wet will also help protect your Red Dragon from summer heat and sun. Plan for a mature height and spread of around 8 feet. This variety is great for containers. There is no need to prune. Japanese Maples should be treasured for their natural, unique, and beautiful growth.

Whether it is your first Japanese Maple or just the latest addition to your collection, the Red Dragon is an excellent choice!

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AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Semi
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Red
Botanical Name Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

How To Care

When planting your Lace Leaf Japanese Maple be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.

The Red Dragon is much more sun tolerant than other Japanese Maples. It can grow in full sun to part shade. Japanese Maples prefer soil that is well-drained, but moist, neutral to slightly acidic, and nutrient rich. However, Japanese Maples will adapt to a variety of soils. Mulching will keep the roots moist and protect them from extreme temperatures. Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Japanese Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist. Do not allow the the soil to dry completely or be overly saturated. Either condition can harm a Japanese Maple. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Lace Leaf Maples don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale, Mites, and Aphids are insects that can occasionally affect Japanese Maples. You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Another potential pest of Japanese Maples is the Japanese Beetle. Look into parasitic nematodes and bacillus thuringiensis for effective, organic control of this pest.

Shipping Restriction

AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Semi
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Red
Botanical Name Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

Landscape Ideas

The Red Dragon is a perfect accent or focal tree for water, rock or meditation gardens. Plant in a mixed bed with Junipers for out of this world texture. Add a few rocks and your neighbors will think you hired a professional!

Shipping Restriction

AZ, LA

Soil Type

Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Semi
Mature Height 6-8 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Red
Botanical Name Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

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10/24/2017
Christian

Thanks

It good for my yard it smell nice and purdy

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10/02/2017
Stephen

Some concerns

When I received the Red Dragon Maple a few leaves were laying in the box. Some of the leaves on the tree were dead or brown which does have me concerned. I hope it makes it.

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09/30/2017
Martina

Red Dragon Japanese Maple

It is beautiful. Already in the ground and looks great. Thank you. I will use your company again.

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05/07/2017
Olga

wait and see

bought and planted it in the middle of April' the tree arrived alive and packed well. it's tiny and fragileseems to be doing well so far, although has a brown tips almost on all leavesthe planting tree site needs to post the actual picture of the trees they sell, not what your tree might grow to on 5-7 years

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04/26/2017
Maryellen

I would shop here again, definitely! Worth it!

I love this tree, it's perfect. In great shape and so healthy. It showed up w lots of leaves. I've see others online and they look like they are hybrrnating in a way, this one is lively and full. Shipped In soil

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