Japanese Maple 'Seiryu'
For reference only. Not currently for sale.
Light: Full to Part Sun
Photo by Monrovia
The laceleaf Japanese maples are considered by many gardeners to be the most beautiful forms of this lovely tree. The Seiryu Japanese Maple is a unique form of the laceleaf, or dissectum type, because it grows not into a cascading mound as the others do, but into an upright vase-shaped tree up to 15 feet tall. It makes the perfect small tree for a smaller garden; perhaps an Asian-themed one, a wooded garden, or any garden at all where beauty and ease of growing are appreciated.
The leaves in spring are pale green, with reddish edges. In summer they turn into a rich, cool green and then in fall they explode into yellows, oranges, and reds, before finally turning burgundy. (Source: The Tree Center)