Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Seiryu'

Seiryu Japanese Maple

New leaves

New leaves


Family: Sapindaceae

Genus: Acer

Parent: Acer palmatum

Category: Tree - Deciduous

Zones: 6 to 9

Size: 18 to 22' tall and 15 to 20' wide eventually

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade


The only upright green dissected leaf cultivar. Bright green leaves with a pinkish tint in spring. Autumn color is mostly red purple. Vase shape becoming more rounded with age.


First record of cultivation is 1882. RHS Award of Garden Merit 2002.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 3-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in September 2010 and planted it in the autumn in the front garden. Some purplish tint to the leaves in autumn.

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