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Acer palmatum 'Dragon Tears'

'Dragon Tears' is a semi-pendulous red Japanese maple tree with a spreading and slightly contorted habit. The unique shape gives this maple a very open and majestic look the garden. I would not consider this shape to be like Ryusen but more spreading like 'Westonbirt Spreading Star'. 'Dragon Tears' makes a great choice for a spot in the garden where you want a different shape than the typical upright red Japanese maple but still want the same leaf shape and texture. In 15 years, we expect 'Dragon Tears' to be 6-8 ft tall by 8 ft wide. 'Dragon Tears' enjoys being grown in Zones 5 through 9.

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