Acer Palmatum 'Seiryu'
ap orange dream acpacora  

Seiryu is the only upright growing 'laceleaf'.  All others are weepers.  This is one of the finest small maples.  Fairly fast growth to about 10-12', it makes a fine specimen plant. Although it looks delicate, this is a tough tree.  The one illustrated here lost a major branch (1/3 of the tree) in a heavy ice storm three years before this photo was taken.  The tree rapidly filled in the empty space.  Seiryu has a spectacular fall display as you can see from this slide show (fast connection only)-all photos of this same tree. 
(PS. You probably think that the water droplet above is impossible.  You forget, this is Oregon). Zones: USDA 6; Sunset 2-10, 12, 14-24, Alaska-3.
  Back to Maple list     HOME     All photos & images copyright River Rock Nursery 2003