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You can buy Acer palmatum 'Ryusen' Weeping Japanese maple online mail-order. 'Ryusen' is a weeping Japanese maple. A purchase of a Ryusen Japanese maple is a true investment in your yard! Acer palmatum 'Ryusen is the Japanese maple for you. Buy this 'Ryusen Japanese maple tree online with confidence at our online Japanese maple store.

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Ryusen Japanese Maple

You can buy  Ryusei Japanese maple online mail-order. Ryusen is a beautiful weeping Japanese maple. A purchase of Acer palmatum Ryusen Japanese maple is a true investment in your yard! Acer palmatum 'Ryusen' is the Japanese maple for you. Buy this weeping Japanese maple tree online with confidence at our online Japanese maple store!

Shipping Japanese Maples

We only ship Ryusen Japanese maples within the continental United States of America.

When you buy a Ryusen Japanese Maple from MrMaple.com, your order of Ryusen Japanese maple trees will be shipped out the following Monday or Tuesday. This helps prevent your trees from being in shipment over the weekend. If for some reason your Ryusen Japanese maples do end up shipment over the weekend, there is no need for alarm as we take ever precaution so that our trees can safely be in shipment for extended periods of time.

We have custom boxes that extra thick and allow for the safest shipment of your Ryusen Japanese maples. Our new custom boxes allow us to ship your Ryusen Japanese maple trees in their container, making the smoothest transition from our nursery to your garden. These boxes can fit two Ryusen Japanese maples easily inside each box. You will simply need a pair of scissors to cut the tape around the box and pull your 'Ryusen' Japanese maple out.

Planting Japanese Maples

Location is something that should be considered. Nearly all 'Ryusen' Japanese maples can handle growing in the shade or getting morning sun and afternoon shade. For planting trees in the sun it is important to make sure you are getting a selection that can handle full sun in your area. Ryusen Japanese maples grow and do well in full sun in Zone 8. When you get to zone 9, many of the Japanese maples should be planted with protection from the hot afternoon sun. There are a few maples we carry that can handle full sun in zone 9.

One of the most important things to remember is that 'Ryusen' Japanese maples do not like wet feet. This means that heavily boggy areas will need raised beds that allow drainage for the 'Ryusen' Japanese maple roots. This can simply be done by raising the area where you will be planting the 'Ryusen' Japanese maple with more soil.

The whole should be dug 1.5 times bigger than than container the Ryusen Japanese maple is in. This extra size is primarily to losen the soil for the roots of your Ryusen Japanese maple which will allow for it to get established quicker. Take the 'Ryusen' Japanese maple out of the container and place it in the whole. The main thing to remember when planting a Ryusen Japanese maple is that it should be planted level with where the soil level was in the container. This is important as Ryusen Japanese maples planted too deeply do not perform well in the landscape. This means that you will have to put part of the soil that you already dug back into the whole before planting.

People often ask where or not they should condition their soil for the Ryusen Japanese maple. For the most part, you shouldn't. Ryusen Japanese maples can do well in both sandy soils and clay soils. When you ammend the soil they have to get established in your ammendments and then get established in the exterior soil.

Container Growing Japanese Maples

Ryusen Japanese maples have a non-invasive root system that makesthem ideal for container growing and bonsai culture. This will allow you to bring the ornamental appeal of a Ryusen Japanese maple to your deck, patio, poolside, and driveway expanding your garden. The concept of how big a Ryusen Japanese maple will get in a container is similar to that of how big a goldfish will get inside a bowl. A Ryusen Japanese maple will grow the size container it is put in. A small container will dwarf the size of the tree from the size the tree would naturally be in the landscape. Dwarf Japanese maples are often used in containers because they get fairly close to full-size in most containers. The best tip for container growing is a well-drained pot.


1. Choose your Japanese maple based on the location you plan on growing your container grown maple (ex. Sun or shade?). Ryusen is always an excellent choice as it can handle sun or shade.

2. Select the container you would like to use. The primary thing to look for is good drainage. You may be able to drill extra holes in non-ceramic containers. At least one drain hole is necessary. For containers with only one drain hole, you may consider lining the bottom of the container with 1-2 inches of medium sized gravel to increase drainage.

3. Soil should be selected based on how frequently you plan on watering the plant. For 'Ryusen' Japanese maples that will be regularly watered by an irrigation system, a soil with more perlite is ideal. An example of this would be a regular bag of miracle grow mix. For Ryusen maples that will not be on a regular irrigation system, make sure to add more peat moss to the mixture. This will allow for the maple itself to retain a higher amount of moisture. When adding the soil to the container make sure to keep the root collar and trunk of the Maple at the same level it was in it’s previous container. It is also good to leave at least 1/2 inch to 2 inches of the top lip of the container free from soil. This allows for the Ryusen weeping Japanese maple to be watered effectively.

4. Select a companion plant such as small sedums that can cover the soil-surface to reduce heat and moisture loss for the roots of the maple. When choosing a companion plant it is essential to use only plants with extremely shallow and tiny root systems that will not grow into the roots of the maple.

5. Water frequently based on the finger test. If the soil around your Ryusen Japanese maple feels dry, water.

6. For small containers (smaller than a nursery 3 gallon) check the root system of your Ryusen Japanese maple during the winter every 3 years. If the root ball is getting very thick, trim the root system leaving 3/4 of the root system. Add soil as necessary. For larger containers, you can go much longer without root pruning the roots of your Ryusen Japanese maple. We suggest checking every 7-8 years. For those that do not want to root prune, you can always upgrade your Ryusen Japanese maple to a larger pot size or put the tree in the landscape, however, with a few minutes of root pruning every few years a Ryusen Japanese maple can stay in any pot for its entire life

Care of Japanese Maples

*Ryusen Japanese maples that have been stressed should be given Super Thrive at recommended doses from the bottle. This can often be purchased at Wal-Mart or your local garden center or department store. This simply gives Ryusen Japanese maples the proper nutrients and hormones that will help it heal and recover and help it get back into a growing mode.

'Ryusen' Japanese maples are extremely easy to care for. The less you do the better. 'Ryusen' Japanese maples do not like a lot of nitrogen so fertilizers are not necessary. Fertilizers with low amounts of nitrogen can be used in the early spring and mid-summer, however it is not necessary.

Trimming your 'Ryusen' Japanese maple can actually make your tree grow faster. If you trim the smaller branches back leaving larger and thicker branching with buds, your tree will often grow very quickly. This is because you get a cleaner flow or nutrients from 'Ryusen' Japanese maples that have been trimmed. It is like excersing your Ryusen Japanese maples. It is best to do this in the early spring right before your Ryusen Japanese maple leafs out. This is typically around the late February to early March time period for us in North Carolina. The main trick for trimming is to never trim more than 45% of your tree off. Yes, that means you can trim a Japanese maple heavily. Remember to clean your pruning tools with rubbing alcohol. This helps keep your pruning tools sanitized which helps your Ryusen Japanese maple stay healthy.

Steps for Pruning:

1. Start out by pruning out branches you don't like on your Japanese maple. If the branch is larger than 3/4 of an inch in diameter we recommend using a saw. Large branches you don't like only get bigger so it is best to prune them out early in the tree's life.

2. Prune out the twiggier smaller branching. Smaller branching only makes smaller branching. This means these will make the tree grow slower. By pruning your Japanese maple and leaving the large branching you will get a larger tree quicker.

3. Trim out conflicting branching on your Japanese maple. This means if two limbs are touching are are too close, one of them should be trimmed out. A lot of pruning is judgement calls. Picking which one stays and which one goes will be a judgement call that only the owner or the pruner can make.

4. If you are trimming an upright selection, make sure to keep one branch as a central leader. This is typically the tallest part of the tree on most upright Japanese maples. If you are trimming a dwarf or a laceleaf Japanese maple, you can trim the Japanese maple to accentuate the natural shape of the tree. This can be done with laceleaf types by trimming your Japanese maple to create different levels of branching.

5. Trim out the fishtails. When there are three small branches coming out of the terminal buds on the end of a branch, it is often good to trim out the middle branch. This gives room for the other two branches and allows them have more energy.

While trimming is not necessary, if you follow these steps, your Acer palmatum Ryusen Japanese maple should grow much quicker for you.

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Acer palmatum 'Ryusen' PP#18,501
Rare Weeping Japanese Maple
3 Gallons : $65
Acer palmatum ‘Ryusen’ is an exciting new pendulous Japanese maple with palmate foliage and an amazing shape. A recent introduction from Kobayashi Nursery in Japan this small elegant tree adds a unique form with an exotic appeal to the landscape. This weeping Japanese maple was originally named 'Ryu sei', which translates as "dragon spirit". In early spring ‘Ryusen’ displays bright shades of chartreuse green. The beautiful chartreuse green new growth accents older growth with smooth dark green foliage throughout the summer months. An amazing fall color change highlights this weeping maple form.  The ‘Ryusen’ Japanese maple has autumn leaves that reach shades of bright reds to deep oranges.

This amazing small form of weeping Japanese maple is extremely pendulous. This unique shape makes it extremely malleable to the creativity of the gardener. By growing ‘Ryusen’ grow to its typical form this tree reaches around 5-6 feet in 15 years. Staking a central leader can greatly change the form by adding height and unique branching. Your gardening creativity with ‘Ryusen’ can be as big (or small) as your imagination allows. We have even seen ‘Ryusen’ grown upside down from a hanging basket to add a new unique perspective to weeping Japanese maples.

The weeping ‘Ryusen’ Japanese maple is very heat tolerant and durable. This elegant tree can handle full sun up to zone 8 and makes an excellent addition for zones 5-9. Yes, this vigorous tree does great with shade as well and brings amazing shape, color and texture. ‘Ryusen’ is great for: container patio planting, bonsai and small garden areas. As a staked tree, ‘Ryusen’ make a great focal point plants in the landscape. Add ‘Ryusen’ to a bank to provide a unique cascading beauty or near a water feature to accentuate its graceful pendulous form.

This is a great choice for a durable and elegant tree that brings an exceptional unique form. The versatility of this Japanese maple truly gives the gardener a new way to explore creative options. If you are looking for a striking pendulous tree that brings big fall color, select the weeping ‘Ryusen’ Japanese maple for your garden today!