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Red Dragon Japanese Maple Tree

Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'

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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!

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Product Details

Mature Height:8-12 ft.
Mature Width:8-12 ft.
Sunlight:Partial Shade
Growth Rate:Slow
Botanical Name:Acer palmatum dissectum 'Red Dragon'
Does Not Ship To:AZ
Grows Well In Zones:5-8 outdoors
grow zone map

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

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Red Dragon Japanese Maple

Trees arrived in great condition. Nice healthy little trees. So far they are deer resistant! I live in MI. Deer got into my Sunset Red Maple the first night, but these have been without protection for several days and so far so good. I purchased 3 to put around a pond, love them already and cant wait to watch them grow.

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Catherine A.
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Praying it survives winter

I love how it came packaged. I followed all the instructions and I am going to make a call to make sure that I winterize it correctly right now. It is looking pretty well but I live in Wisconsin, so I wanna know if there’s any special things I should do. I do see a lot of these trees in my neighborhood.

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My Tree is very healthy

The tree I received is very healthy, and about 3 feet tall, but I wonder why its leaves are green. Nothing I’ve read about this particular Japanese maple says that the leaves will turn green. They mention red, burgundy, and even plum, but not green. Hopefully they sent the correct tree. I guess time will tell.

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Tricia C.
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Red Dragon Japanese Maple

This is my 2nd tree purchase from FastGrowingTrees.com. The tree was packaged and shipped promptly. After removing from the box, the tree looks super healthy. Planted immediately a few weeks ago and it continues to look great!

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