Seiryu Japanese Maple

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Graceful, Vase-Shaped, Laceleaf Seiryu Japanese Maple

  • Useful Upright Form
  • Fine-Textured Focal Point
  • Perfect for Small Space Gardens
  • Fits in Courtyard and Patio Plantings
  • Easy-Care, Vigorous Grower
  • Colorful Leaves Start Out Red-Edged in Spring
  • Fall Display Starts Fiery Orange, Deepens to Burgundy
  • Finely Dissect Laceleaf Leaves
  • Versatile Garden Use
  • Can be Grown in Extra-Large Containers
  • Great Choice for Bonsai
  • Prefers Morning Sun and Afternoon Shade

Searching for a dainty accent tree to enliven a special corner of your yard? Or, perhaps you want to bring color and texture to a ho-hum foundation planting with lackluster, mature evergreen shrubs.

Gain all this and more along with the incredible, easy-care Seiryu Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'). This is the only upright dissected-leaf Japanese Maple!

It will stand tall and proud for you, losing none of the innate charm of Japanese Maples. All the other laceleaf varieties are 'weepers'.

The smaller leaves are fine-textured and look quite sweet. They'll showcase a lovely color-changing show over the course of the growing season.

In early spring, they'll emerge pale green with a red margina delightful way to welcome spring again after a long winter! The green summer color looks fresh and cool as it decorates your seating area in sophisticated style.

As fall comes on, you'll be treated to a spectacular display of bold yellow-orange color. This electric display eventually deepens to a saturated burgundy before leaf drop.

Vigorous Seiryu Japanese Maple develops into an airy, spreading small tree. It is a rather vase-shaped tree when young; growing wider and much rounder with age.

There is perhaps nothing better to highlight a sheltered spot in your space. These are understory trees that thrive in afternoon shade.

But this is no "hothouse flower". Rather, Seiryu earns its reputation as one of the easiest Japanese Maples to grow and maintain.

Please, place your order for these fetching small trees ASAP. We'll run out of our limited inventory quickly.

How to Use Seiryu Japanese Maple in the Landscape

This upright, cutleaf Japanese Maple is a useful small tree for garden accents, Bonsai, or in containers. Install a Zen Garden, or place it in your outdoor Yoga Studio as a magnificent focal point.

Use one as a living piece of art. Consider it a special specimen plant for a courtyard or mixed border.

Point an outdoor light up into the canopy of your Seiryu Japanese Maple at night. Enjoy the nighttime ambiance, and maximize your investment at the same time.

Boost the curb appeal of your property by adding them to your foundation planting. Try an offset specimen, or flank either side of your front door with a pair of them.

They grow well near mature evergreens, as they prefer a slightly acidic soil. Plant them in a mound of soil on the east side of your larger trees.

If you have the room, try an informal grouping of several Seiryu. Plant them in a loose triangle, varying the spacing from four to ten feet apart.

They look incredible when planted at the edge of a pond. Double the impact with their beautiful reflection.

Even if you are renting, you can enjoy these lovely trees. Grow them in very large containers as a versatile accent on your sheltered balcony or porch.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Seiryu Japanese Maple in morning sun and afternoon shade. They'll do best in evenly moist, slightly acidic, mulched, well-drained soil.

During planting, add handfuls of compost. We recommend the time-tested Nature Hills Root Booster formula to support your tree over its entire life span.

Apply a medium amount of water if you don't get rainfall. Apply a three-inch pine bark or pine straw as mulch over the top of the roots; then pull it back from the trunk.

If you need to prune it, wait until late winter when the tree is dormant. Correct the shape, remove broken branches and thin the canopy to encourage air circulation.

Don't miss your chance to own these charming trees. Place your order for Seiryu Japanese Maple today for a delightful accent.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Seiryu Japanese Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Seiryu'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 10 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Burgundy / Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No