Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Red Dragon'

Japanese Maple

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Leaves emerge bright-red in spring and mature to burgundy-red in summer. Autumn leaves are crimson-red. Has an upright-pendulous habit and forms an elegant, cascading mound. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. May suffer leaf scorch from excess sun, wind, and drought. Cold hardy and great for bonsai.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
weeping tree Weeping
tolerates light frosts Tolerates light frosts
tolerates heavy frosts Tolerates heavy frosts
sandy soils Sandy soils
clay soils Clay soils
full sun Full sun
part shade Part shade
small garden Small garden
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
Spring

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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Sapindaceae, soapberry family, a family of flowering plants.

Genus: Acer, ācer (Latin, adjective), meaning 'sharp', in reference to the pointed leaves. Commonly known as maple, a genus of various trees and shrubs.

Species: Acer palmatum, palmātum (Latin, adjective), meaning 'hand-shaped', in reference to the shape of the species' leaves which have veins radiating out from a central point, resembling fingers pointing away from the palm.

Variety: Acer palmatum var. dissectum, dissectum (Latin, adjective), meaning 'finely-cut, finely-divided, deeply-divided, cut into many segments', in reference to the finely-divided leaves.

Cultivar: Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Red Dragon'

Common Name: Japanese Maple

Description and Features

Description: Leaves emerge bright-red in spring and mature to burgundy-red in summer. Autumn leaves are crimson-red. Has an upright-pendulous habit and forms an elegant, cascading mound. Prefers moist, well-drained soils. May suffer leaf scorch from excess sun, wind, and drought. Cold hardy and great for bonsai.

Height: 2m

Width: 2m

Uses: Small garden

Tolerates: Light frosts, Heavy frosts

Soil Type: Sandy soils, Clay soils

Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic

Types: Weeping

Foliage:

  • Summer: Purple, Red

  • Autumn: Red

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Red

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