Acer palmatum Ryugu Dwarf Japanese maple THE Dragon Palace Castle maple everyone is talking about. DETAILS BELOW

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Ryugu Dwarf Japanese Maple

Ryugu Dwarf Japanese maple is unlike any other maple we know of. Tiny leaves are clumped on candelabra-like branches.  The leaves emerge pinkish with a touch of orange. As the leaves change to green, flecks of white and cream variegation add more interest. Fall color is red. Ryugu is perfectly suited for a decorative container or small stature garden area.

OH, I almost forgot! Ryugu translates from Japanese to mean “Dragon Palace Castle”. Cool!

Care and Planting tips for your Ryugu Dwarf maple:

Make sure you plant your Ryugu with good drainage. Proper drainage techniques include planting the tree in a raised bed, planting on a slope, and creating a planting mound 4 to 6 inches above the existing grade. Japanese Maples require moist, well drained soil. Amend the soil with organic material. We recommend adding an organic mulch over the planting area. Rhode Island Red is suited for sun and part sun conditions.

If planting in a container, avoid potting mixes with sphagnum moss. This sphagnum can dry out if not kept continuously kept moist. If sphagnum dries out, it actually resist water. Bark based tree planting mixes or high grade soil conditioners work better.

Want more tips on how to prune and care for your Japaneses Maples? Follow this link to our friend Norm Mittleider’s website The Art of Pruning: http://www.art-of-pruning.com/resources/news

Norm posts seasonal tips for providing optimal conditions for the health and appearance for Japanese maples. He has extensive training and experience in maple care and pruning.

The advantages of buying your  Japanese Maple from Garden Design Nursery:

Here at Garden Design Nursery, we graft and grow our Japanese Maples to the highest standards. Rest assured we offer the healthiest and largest plants available on the web. We carefully select each plant for quality, and individually boxed with the growing container. This ensures the tree arrives with the root system intact, and allows you to plant your new tree at your convenience!

Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 42 × 13 × 13 in
Container size

2 gallon 16"-20" tall, 3 gallon 18"-24" tall


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