Ryusen Japanese Maple
$34.97 – $59.97
Ryusen Japanese Maple has palmatum foliage in a weeping form. You can attain additional height on Ryusen by staking it when young. This cultivar has attractive green star-shaped leaves which turn a brilliant mixture of oranges and reds in fall. The name ‘Ryusen’ means flowing waters. Ryusen Japanese maple works wonderfully in pots due to the flowing structure of the branches. Choosing an outstanding Ryusen Japanese Maple for your garden is a choice you won’t regret.
- Scientific Name: Acer palmatum ‘Ryusen’
- USDA Zone: 5 – 8
- Average Height: 5′ – 10′
- Average Width: 6′ – 8′
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Japanese Maple Planting/Care Instructions
Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Choose the right time of the year to plant according to your zone. When you receive your tree, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the tree to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your tree. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Plant your maple with the root flare above the soil line.
Japanese maples planted in the ground generally do not need fertilizer. Container grown maples can use a bit of slow-release fertilizer. However, variegated cultivars should not be fertilized. Be sure to water your trees. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.
Young grafted trees will continue to have new growth on the rootstock for several years. If new buds or branches develop on the rootstock, remove them before they grow larger. If a larger branch develops, use sterile pruners to remove. Prune trees as needed to encourage growth. Always sterilize your pruners. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.
Lastly, enjoy your Ryusen Japanese Maple and your time in the garden!
$1 discount on Slow Release Fertilizer with any purchase!!