Seiryu Japanese Maple
68 145 $68.00 - $145.00
Another member of the Dissectum group. But instead of the more common wide-spreading, bush-like habit of most selections in this plant group, ‘Seiryu’ grows upright like any self-respecting tree.
For a Japanese maple, it’s fairly fast-growing, putting on a foot or more of growth a year. Its mature height is in the 15 to 20-foot-tall range, with a spread of 12 feet. Seiryu’ has lacy, green leaves dissected into seven segments, each cut all the way to the petiole. In summer, the tree has a light green color and is reminiscent of a lacy curtain. In late autumn, leaves turn to an expectant green, then to a muddy orange and finally a brilliant red, all within 48 hours.
This is the last tree to color in many fall landscapes, usually turning around Nov. 10 and lasting in full glory for about five days.