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Dragon Tears™ Japanese Maple Acer

Dragon Tears™ Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'JN4' PP22249

A Japanese Maple that has strong horizontal branching with unique, pendulous branch tips. Leaves emerge crimson red, maturing to burgundy red and transitioning to rusty red in the fall. Mature size is 5 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide.

Sun to Partial Shade
5-10 ft
6-8 ft
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Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings
1. Dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container
2. Place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level
3. Back fill with dirt
4. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds
New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering.
Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.

Care Instructions
For the best health of your maple tree, water it regularly, supplement with fertilizer, prune it regularly to keep its structure, and mulch the soil to help conserve moisture. Additionally, protect the tree from harsh weather such as strong wind, heavy snow, and extreme temperatures. Inspect the tree regularly for any signs of disease and take the appropriate action to control it. Finally, keep lawn mowers and string trimmers away from the trunk to avoid damage.