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PlantFiles: 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: (aka Ryusei - a possible misspelling)
Hybridized by Kobayashi

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Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

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)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

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

Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By grafting
By budding
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jessileigh 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


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

Horse Shoe, North Carolina
Columbus, Ohio
Sugar Grove, Ohio
Austin, Texas
Sequim, Washington

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