Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Red Dragon' 3-4' CT

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The deep dissection of the beautiful purple leaves produces an attractive lacy appearance. As fall temperatures cool, the foliage transitions to a bright, apple red color. This graceful, small tree creates a stunning focal point or accent for lightly shaded gardens, patios, and entryways, and is ideal for containers. Deciduous.
Care
Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.
Average Size at Maturity
Reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide in 10 years; 7 to 8 ft. tall in 15 years.
Bloom Time
Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ Evergreen
Deciduous
Flower Color
Purple
Foliage Color
Purple
Garden Style
Asian/Zen
Growth Habit
Bushy
Growth Rate
Slow
Landscape Use
Container,  Firescaping, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light Needs
Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs
Tree & Shrub Food
Special Feature
Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water Needs
Moderate
Watering Needs
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key Feature
Dramatic Foliage Color