Morrison, Tennessee 931-668-9898


Red Dragon Japanese Maple

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Acer palmatum ‘Red Dragon’

The Red Dragon Japanese Maple is arguably the best deep purple-red dissectum cultivar in trade today. Not as well-known as its counterpart, the Crimson Queen, the Red Dragon retains its red purple color through the summer heat better like a champ. The Red Dragon Japanese Maple has deeply cut seven-lobed leaves and a dwarf-like, compact, cascading mound habit. The tree makes an excellent small garden, rock garden, container, or bonsai plant. For more information about the Red Dragon Japanese Maple and its origin, please visit Planting instruction can be found at


Diseases & Insects

Few, if any




Small, red to purple, May to June, borne in stalked umbels (possibly corymbs), quite attractive on close inspection

Growth Rate

Hardiness Range

zone 5a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?


Leaves are opposite, simple, 2 to 5 inches long, deeply 5 to 7 to 9 lobed, lobes being lance-ovate to lance-oblong in shape, acuminate, subcordate doubly serrate; deeply cut and slightly wider than long, 3 1/2 to 4 1/2" across and 3 to 3 1/2" long; lobes are deeply incised right to the leaf base; leaves are purple-red turning shades of brilliant red in the fall; leaves hold late and are often present into November

Plant Type

Primary Features



15-20 feet tall at maturity with an equal or greater spread

Sun Requirement


What am I buying?

We sell Red Dragon Japanese Maples as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.

When are plants collected?

Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.

How are plants shipped?

All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.

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