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Acer palmatum 'Red Dragon'/Red Dragon Maple

Acer palmatum 'Red Dragon' / Acer palmatum 'Red Dragon'
Scarlet colored foliage. Form may not be typical of this cultivar
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Scarlet colored foliage. Form may not be typical of this cultivar

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Scientific Name: Acer palmatum 'Red Dragon'
Common Name: Red Dragon Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Produces very finely cut foliage. Excellent selection for bonsai work. Holds scarlet red color through the entire growing season. Produces a beautiful mounding form. It is reported that this maple may be used in the future as the standard by which the finely cut, dissectum maples are judged. Excellent for growing in containers. Provide protection from hot drying winds because the finely cut foliage is very susceptible to wind and drought injury.