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Red Dragon Japanese Maple TreeAcer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

51 reviews
  • Red Dragon Japanese Maple Tree

    This slow grower stays small if you want to keep it in pots.

  • Red Dragon Japanese Maple Tree

    Summer color is a deep maroon.

  • Red Dragon Japanese Maple Tree

    Red Dragon Japanese Maple turns scarlet red in fall.

  • Red Dragon Japanese Maple Tree

    Red Dragon is a weeping tree that can be trained into a tree or kept in it's mounded form.

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Red Dragon Japanese Maple TreeAcer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

51 reviews
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Why Red Dragon Japanese Maple Trees?

One of the most gorgeous trees available on the market today, the Red Dragon Japanese Maple Tree is known for its brilliant shades of crimson and scarlet foliage throughout the seasons. 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. When autumn rolls in, Red Dragon turns fiery red for a striking punch of color.

And it's versatile. Maturing to heights of just 8 to 12 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 container.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

For starters, the Red Dragon Japanese Maple is more sun tolerant than most Japanese Maples and is moderately drought tolerant once it's established. Plant it by a pond or water feature, or simply put one by a seating bench so you can sit by it and take in its showy beauty.

But the best part? We've planted, grown and nurtured each Red Dragon Japanese Maple for success, so you get a long-lived specimen you love...as well as healthy roots and a head start on growth, delivered right to your door.

It's so easy to add color and interest to a garden or landscape with the Red Dragon. Order your own Red Dragon today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Start by selecting an area with well-drained soil and the proper sunlight for your Red Dragon. If you live in a hotter climate, provide some shade for your tree and protection from the harsh afternoon sun. From there, dig the hole slightly larger than the root system of the plant - 2 to 3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball.

Then, place the tree, backfill the hole and tamp down the soil as you proceed to cut back on any air pockets from forming. Water the planting site and then mulch to preserve soil moisture.

2. Watering: The “average” amount of water supplied to the most common lawn and garden plants should be adequate for your new Japanese Maple Tree. During the hot summer months, we recommend watering your Japanese Maple in the early morning or evening.

3. Fertilizing: Japanese Maples do not require large amounts of nutrients. But any recommended fertilization should use a balanced complete fertilizer for shrubs and trees. This should be applied once a year in early spring, and if possible, before the leaves appear.

4. Pruning: Your tree will need 2 to 3 years to become firmly established in your lawn or garden before you prune. After this period, you may begin to prune your tree if desired, although it's not required.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 8-12 ft.
Mature Width: 8-12 ft.
Sunlight: Best color- Part Shade Tolerates Full Sun in cooler regions
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 5-8 outdoors
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      5-8 outdoors

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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Natassjia M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Red Dragon Japanese Red Maple

tree is probabky going to take a long time to grow.. but it is absolutely beautiful... looks just like the picture right now...

United States United States
I recommend this product


Arrived packaged beautifully. So excited to see my little tree grow up. I’m in zone 7a.

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2-4 ft Japanese Red Dragon maple.

The tree delivered right on time. It was in excellent condition and it was exactly as I expected. The potting medium that came in the shipping pot would not come out with the tree, so it was essentially bare rooted. I planted while paying careful attention to firming the soil carefully. The tree was planted for 2 weeks ago. A week of hot weather followed. It gets morning sun and afternoon shade. So far it looks great and I confident it will be well rooted befor winter

United States United States
I recommend this product

Quick delivery great tree

As described and quick shipping

United States United States
I recommend this product

Great purchase

I've been looking around for a Japanese Maple tree and couldn't find anything local on my budget. After reading some reviews I decided to give it a shot with FastGrowingTrees.com all went well and we are happy with our little tree. My only problem was with the delivery person as he placed the package vertical and upside down. Regardless of clear instructions outside the box, I'm glad my family was able to get it inside as soon as possible. Looking forward to watch it grow.