Japanese Maple: Seiryu

upright and columnar habit with mid=green lacy foliage that turns red-orange in Autumn


acer palmatum: seiryu
aka Laceleaf Japanese Maple (‘Seiryu’ tr Blue-green dragon’)
  • deciduous tree
  • unusual upright growth
  • very lacy dissected leaves
  • yellow-green in Spring to mature mid-green
  • crimson foliage in autumn

H 4 m
W 4 m

part shade & sheltered

moist well-drained


Notes: I have had this Acer for nearly two decades growing in larger and larger pottery containers
March 2019 moved house and so had to top it off jut to be able to handle it better. Fortunately, the tree was still inert. Lusty Spring growth followed but with a bad infestation of Aphids – treated successfully with garlic spray.
Over winter 2019/20, the pot became waterlogged so in the Spring I removed the tree from its pot, cut back some root and refilled with John Innes #2. Also raised up above the gravel on a pot mover. Recovered beautifully
Summer 2021: Moved house again and will become a feature tree in the new Japanesque garden design