Ryusen Weeping Japanese Maple is a small weeping deciduous tree with dramatic branches that shoot straight up before cascading down creating a narrow waterfall of foliage. It displays deeply palmate dark green leaves that emerge chartreuse and then becomes shades of bright reds and deep oranges in fall. The flowers are inconspicuous. Grows best in rich, moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils. Prefers full sun in cooler climates, but needs afternoon shade in southern areas.
5’ - 20'
5' - 8'
USDA Hardiness Zone:
5 - 9
Full Sun, Part Sun
Season of Interest:
MAINTENANCE NEEDS:Low maintenance. Water regularly. Mulch in southern climates to keep roots cool. Keep pruning to a minimum and prune in fall or winter. Potential issues include stem canker, leaf spots, fusarium, wilt, botrytis, anthracnose, and root rots. Potential insect pests include aphids, scale, borers, root weevils, and mites. Chlorosis may occur in high pH soils
LANDSCAPE USES: Group Plantings or Specimen Tree, Naturalized Areas, Woodland Gardens, Privacy Screen, Street Tree, and Shade Tree
COMPANION PLANTS:Azalea,Black Mondo Grass,Rhododendron
IMAGES: Photo by F. D. Richards, Acer palmatum 'Ryusen' (Japanese Maple) Photo by F.D.Richards, 2020, (2) Photo by F. D. Richards, Acer palmatum 'Ryusen'
*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.