Acer palmatum Seiryu Japanese Maple Planted - July 2023
This is the third and final Japanese Maple that I'm planting in our backyard that I bought online and had shipped from Mr. Maple. This is another Acer palmatum, but it is different - and unique. It is green, upright and has desiccated foliage. Love all of those characteristics - and it appears that it is the *only* Japanese Maple that checks all three of those boxes.
The listing from Mr. Maple tells the full story:
‘Seiryu’ is a fantastic upright green dissectum Japanese maple. This Japanese maple tree is very unusual because it has amazing dissectum leaves yet it is a vigorous upright grower. In the early spring it leafs out with a lush bright green. The fall color of 'Seiryu' encompasses shades of light to deep scarlet red.
This Japanese maple tree is a very vigorous grower and can grow up to 12-14 inches a year once it is established. The height of Seiryu can reach up to 20-22 ft over time. ‘Seiryu’ is unmatched in the acer world as a brilliant upright laceleaf. Seiryu is a great addition to any yard as a boarder or specimen tree and one that will grow relatively fast for a Japanese maple. ‘Seiryu’ makes an amazing contribution to your yard and adds a very exotic look that is uniquely unto itself. The name ‘Seiryu’ means blue-green dragons.
Below are a few photos showing this Japanese Maple that came in the one-gallon container. This is the largest of the three trees that were bought from Mr. Maple.com.
This is now the ninth tree planted of the year and 86 overall. And the seventh Japanese Maple overall - two Emperor 1's, a Waterfall, an unknown laceleaf upright, a small Firefly, a First Ghost and now this upright, green laceleaf Seriyu.
We (now) have 60 of 86 trees that we've planted.
86 trees planted/7 growing seasons = 12.28 trees on average planted each season
60 trees alive/7 growing seasons = 8.57 trees on average survive each season.
1. Flowering Pear in backyard on north side.
3. Japanese flowering cherry
4 and 5: 2 Lindens that I espalier'd and placed by the south fence line near our kitchen windows.
7. Nat's Saucer Magnolia in our front yard
2018 (17 planted. 6 Dead):
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. These Frans Fontaine Hornbeams.
22. A replacement Chanticleer Pear tree (3" caliper) out front by our garage
25. Our replanted/replacement Dawn Redwood. Same spot as the first.
26. This teeny-tiny Bald Cypress that I planted in the front yard, in between our driveway and our neighbor to the north.
33. My new Weeping White Spruce that will only grow about 4' wide placed near the fence line alongside the espalier'd Lindens.
46. A small Northern Red Oak tree - our first Oak tree planted.
47. A 'decapitated' Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud that I planted on a whim.
49. A tall(ish) London Plane tree that suffered some transplant and frost shock, but seemed to recover.