Spring-Red Summer-Red Fall-Red. Acer palmatum 'Red Dragon' by valleylynn: May 4, 2013 12:27 PM: 1: Share your maple photos and experiences by Bonehead: May 30, 2020 11:40 AM: 165: Japanese Maple Group Buy! Habit and form is similar to other dissectum palmatums, perhaps slower growing than the most vigorous red dissectums. Red Dragon Japanese Maples can be purchased online! Deciduous shrub. 'Red Dragon' grows better in sunny locations than most other dissectum types. Red Dragon emerges in the spring bright scarlet in color, becoming rich burgundy in summer, turning to fiery red in the fall. Japanese Maple- 'Red Dragon' Buy This Item: Buy This Item: Country of Origin: New Zealand 1990 Unique Traits: Red Dragon is quickly becoming the standard for which all other red dissectums are judged. Noteworthy Characteristics. 'Red Dragon' Japanese maple is a slow-growing tree that usually forms a pleasing shape naturally with little pruning. Essential to Asian garden style. japanese maple trees Red Dragon Dwarf Japanese Maple - 5 Gallon Pot Perfect for smaller garden spaces, 'Red Dragon' is an outstanding, sun-tolerant, dwarf Japanese Maple with a mounding form and weeping branches covered in lacey, ribbon-like deep purplish- red leaves. Japanese Maple Red Dragon and Japanese Maple Crimson Queen Red Dragon holds color better. 9. dissectum 'Red Dragon' Form: Tree/Shrub Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade Height/Habit: 6 - 8 feet Spread: 6 - 8 feet Spacing: 6 - 8 feet Hardiness Zone: 5-8 Planting Instructions: Plant at the same soil level as it is in its pot. Acer palmatum, commonly called Japanese Maple, is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows to 10-25' (infrequently to 40') tall. Wonderful for use as a container specimen. Red Dragon is the answer when you have a sunny location and need a tree that will not scorch. Red Dragon Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It’s a low-branching, dwarf tree with a delicate, weeping form that’s sun-tolerant in cooler regions, and best in a bright dappled shade setting elsewhere. Avoid planting in windy areas if possible. ... i am looking for a red, lace leaf Japanese maple that will take full sun and will max out at 4 to 5 feet tall. FYI–Red Dragon Japanese Maple is reported to be more heat tolerant, but is a slower grower. by finerliners: Jun 16, 2013 10:23 PM: 11 It is native to Japan, Korea and China. This variety is the most sun-tolerant form available and will stay fresh and happy in sunshine all day long. Acer palmatum Red Dragon holds it's deep purple-red color in shade better than any other red dissectum. Filtered sun. In the spring this dwarf tree puts on a display of brilliant red leaves that are delicated cut, much like most other dissectums. Fall foliage is heightened in color to a bright apple red. Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Red Dragon’ Red Dragon is a lace leaf weeping Japanese maple with deep red leaves. Crimson Queen, as the name implies, has a crimson-red color while Red Dragon shows us burgundy-red or even slightly purple-red leaves. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Leaves are deeply dissected for an attractive lacy texture. We offer high-quality trees and fast, free FedEx delivery anywhere in the US. Small size is perfect for ceramic containers. A large spreading shrub featuring beautiful purple foliage all season. A beautiful focal point or close-up accent for lightly shaded locations. First of all, these two maples have different shades of red. Botanical Name: Acer palmatum var. Coldest Zone 5 Warmest Zone. 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