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Red Dragon Japanese Maple

Red Dragon Japanese Maple Works great in containers

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If other Japanese Maples have failed to provide the scarlet foliage you desire, then Red Dragon is your answer. Red lacy leaves are guaranteed with this coveted beauty that is not easy to find. This tree has a lovely drape to its branches and can stand a bit more sun than the average dwarf Maple. This is a must own tree that will be a jewel in the landscape. It’s hands down my favorite new Japanese Maple!

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Basic run-of-the-mill crimson trees had better watch out because there’s a new Maple on the scene, and it’s soon to be setting the standard by which all red split-leafs will be judged. The Red Dragon Japanese Maple is a newly introduced cultivar from New Zealand, and it’s taking the gardening world by storm. Touted for its brilliant shades of crimson and scarlet foliage throughout the seasons and its superior ability to maintain those vibrant colors when all others are fading, the Red Dragon Japanese Maple tree is one of the most gorgeous trees available on the market today. Spring arrives with a burst of bright ruby red foliage that is vivid and showy. As summer approaches, Red Dragon’s foliage ages to a rich warm burgundy, adding an air of elegance to any outdoor living space. As autumn rolls in, Red Dragon dials up the drama with foliage that turns fiery red for a striking punch of color that rivals all other leaf-peeper favorites. Red Dragon’s canopy of foliage takes the unique form of a slightly rounded mound of cascading arched branches with weeping fringed leaves that flutter radiantly in the breeze. This tree is truly a sight to behold. Maturing to heights of just 8-10 feet with a similar spread, the Red Dragon Japanese Maple is considered somewhat petite in stature by tree standards, making it an ideal choice for smaller garden spaces. This tree carries the show as a single specimen and is also exceptional when grouped in threes for accent anywhere. You can even keep Red Dragon in a decorative pot, clipped and shaped for the perfect addition to any deck or patio area. Hardy in zones 5-8, Red Dragon is adaptable to most any soil type, as long as it’s well-drained to avoid root rot. Red Dragon Japanese Maple is more sun-tolerant than nearly all other Japanese Maples and is moderately drought-tolerant as well, once established. Plant it by a pond or water feature for a striking location, or simply put one by a seating bench so you can sit by it and take in its showy beauty. Easy to grow and absolutely gorgeous to view, the Red Dragon Japanese Maple tree is not to be missed. They’re selling fast so don’t delay. Order your Red Dragons today.




Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
(shaded area above)

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Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

When Will I Get My Order?

Northern Areas shaded on the below Map are shipped in Spring. You can find your ship date next to Your Growing Zone on the chart below. If this is a Gift, or you want your plants sooner, we’re happy to ship them out right away.

Southern & Western Areas colored White on the Map are generally shipped right away unless the product page gives a specific ship date. If you prefer to plant later in spring when the weather warms up, just let us know and we’ll delay your shipping.

 
  Zone Shipping Resumes
  Zone 2 May 1st
  Zone 3 May 1st
  Zone 4 May 1st
  Zone 5 April 15th
  Zone 6,7,8,9,10,11 Ships Now


Can I Plant Now?

Yes…Your Red Dragon Japanese Maple can be planted any time of year… even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. ;

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ ~28% of order


It's Easy to Plant your Red Dragon Japanese Maple


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Red Dragon Japanese Maple.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Red Dragon Japanese Maple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Red Dragon Japanese Maple again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Most useful customer reviews:
By: Barbara L Barrow
Love the beautiful colors of this tree. The bark is red and the leaves are green, with orange, red, and yellow shades. I have it in part shade and it is doing great.

By: Aaron Johnke
WOW what a beautiful tree! It arrived very fast and in perfect condition. We keep buying trees at Fast-Grow Trees.com and each one is doing great.Thank You!

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