Ryusen Japanese Maple


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!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Many factors influence which plants will thrive in a given location. Heat, cold, and elevation are just a few that can have a big impact.
Plants may have been recently potted up and have not completely rooted in. Please grow them in the pots one full growing season, before planting in the ground or potting mix may fall off of the root ball.

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Evan M.

Like Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.

“Trees speak to the mind, and tell us many things, and teach us many good lessons,” an English gardener wrote in the seventeenth century. I couldn’t agree with him more. There’s a little magic in everything living. An alchemy which draws us in and makes us better for the knowing it. I feel that way about all trees, I’ve been drawn to them from as long as I can remember. This tree is to replace an Orangeola Japanese Maple that I loved dearly and raised from a seemingly weak, haphazard, halfassed twig I’d stuck in a rather attractive pot. Someone stole that tree from my garden on Christas Eve. I hope it will be loved and bring joy to someone. I had been wanting a Ryusen for quite some time and wasn’t quite to the point of brining another tree into my life. But, as circumstance dictated here I am. The tree arrived quiet and quick, no fireworks, no band, just a bristling hovering just a zero day in Michigan, and an icy wind. I said hello as I unboxed it and tucked it into the corner of the porch with its new family. You can tell these trees are loved, that they mean something to someone in how they’re packaged, in how you have to really search for any grafting scars, in how upon first sight you know they’ve lived a good life. At once, it inspires you not to let them down. If you’re looking for a tree, trust the universe, yourself, and moreover Maples N More Nursery to get you what you need.


Really nice tree

Beautiful tree, enjoy for many years to come

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