Acer palmatum ‘Dragon Tears’ is a newcomer from Garden Debut, with quite a few unique properties. Its horizontal branches flow gently down like a mountain stream. It is one of very few weeping varieties that does not have dissected, or lacy leaves. This Japanese maple has a palmate leaf which is usually found on upright varieties. Dragon Tears stays fairly compact, and it boasts fiery red new growth in the spring, followed by a burst of burgundy in the fall. If you’re looking for fall color, this is the Japanese Maple for you.
This slow growing palmate red leaf weeping Japanese maple will eventually reach 5 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. Dragon Tears behaves almost like a weeping Bloodgood with a smaller stature to fit in the tight spaces in your garden. Plant among other Japanese maples, in mass, or use it as a focal point. The versatility of this tree is unmatched. Plant this tree where it gets full sun to part shade and it will thrive. Hardy in Zones 5-8. As with most Japanese maples, in the heat of the summer it may require more attention to watering. The Red Dragon would make a great container tree to brighten up any patio.
With the diversity of this Japanese maple you are sure to find a place at your home to add such a beautiful tree whether if would be on a patio or in that special garden.
Approximate size: 1.5-2′ Height x 8″ Width
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