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Acer palmatum 'Dragon Master' Golden Weeping Japanese Maple

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Original price $50.00 - Original price $250.00
Original price
$50.00 - $250.00
Current price $50.00
Selected Size: 1 gallon (LTD)

Acer palmatum 'Dragon Master' 

Rare Golden Weeping Japanese Maple

Zones 5-9



'Dragon Master' is one of the first of its kind. 'Dragon Master' has the colors of the ever popular "Orange Dream", but the weeping habit of 'Ryusen'.  'Dragon Master' leafs out in the spring as an orange quickly turning to a yellow. In full shade, 'Dragon Master' will be a chartreuse green. Give 'Dragon Master' some sunlight to get more golden yellow color on the weeping foliage. Protection from the hot afternoon sun is recommended for best colors and growth. 'Dragon Master' turns to an orange-red in autumn.

'Dragon Master' is a vigorous growing weeping Japanese maple. Like 'Ryusen' it will get as tall as you stake it. We recommend staking 'Dragon Master' to 4 to 6 ft for best shape. If not staked, 'Dragon Master' will make a unique ground cover. 'Dragon Master' is the first of 6-weeping golden Ryusen-types that we are able to make available. The one gallons available are young one gallons. The tree pictured is a 7 gallon, to show the shape and color of this unique tree. In 10 years, 'Dragon Master' can grow to about 2-3 ft by 4 to 6 ft wide. 

'Dragon Master' will only be available in a limited quantity on in 1 gallons. These 1 gallons are 2 year grafts.

The fourth photo is a 7 gallon 'Dragon Master' and is used to show the shape and weeping habit of this selection.

Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Cody Hedge

Great size and addition to the collection. Already staked up for some added height

Elizabeth DiGangi

This tree is gorgeous. It’s obviously very healthy and has been well cared for. Shipping was great- it was well protected in the box and there was no shipping damage. I’m very pleased with the purchase and will buy trees from Mr. Maple again!

Marc Villien
Golden Dragon My Favorite

Beautiful!! Unfortunately, this spring’s series of severe storms have tortured my Golden Dragon. Now, after the 4th storm, it has snapped, just above the graft. I’m sick. I’m now “Back” on the waiting list as it is out of stock. One of my favorite JM’s,
Looking forward to starting over again!!

Leviticus Johnson
I love it!

I hung mine in a pot and it looks great, dainty and great!

Im in love

Dragon Master was my first Japanese maple purchase (along with Indian summer) fall of 2023. It was shipped and arrived very quickly, impressive size and health. I planted it in the landscape (top of a slope) and was able to catch a quick glimpse of it's gorgeous fall color before winter hit. It budded strong this spring when i staked up a new leader and now its pushing spring leaves, a bit early, but im trusting it will be fine. I cannot wait to watch it transform over this first full year and beyond. Thank you Mr. Maple!! Im recommending you to everyone i cross paths with.