Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Ryusen'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Ryusen
Additional cultivar information:(PP18501, aka Ryusei)
Hybridized by Kobayashi
Registered or introduced: 2006
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Category:

Trees

Vines and Climbers

Group:

Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By grafting

By budding

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Horse Shoe, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio

Sugar Grove, Ohio

Austin, Texas

Sequim, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 15, 2012, jessileigh from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

This is a tough little Japanese Maple. We planted it in our Austin, TX woodland in a raised bed with its root ball very near the stone wall of the bed. The year proved to be the worst on record for heat and drought and we were under strict watering restrictions, yet this little tree survived and thrived in spite of it - this when Texas natives were succumbing in droves