Japanese Maple: Seiryu

acer palmatum: seiryu
aka Laceleaf Japanese Maple (‘Seiryu’ tr Blue-green dragon’)
  • upright growth
  • 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

I have had this Acer for over a decade and as with all my acers, my fondness for them has grown each passing year, rather like pets!
March 2019 moved house and so had to top it off just 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, but ultimately I aim to plant this tree in my new garden later this year.