Acer palmatum 'Jade Dragon' Dwarf Japanese Maple Tree
Original price $40.00 - Original price $40.00
$40.00 - $40.00
Current price $40.00
Acer palmatum 'Jade Dragon'
Rare Jade Dragon Dwarf Japanese Maple Tree
Excellent for Bonsai
'Jade Dragon' is a rare dwarf selection that is one of the smallest dwarfs of them all. 'Jade Dragon' leafs out the early spring with tiny tightly clustered chartreuse green leaves. As spring progresses, the new growth matures to a rich deep green. Summer chartreuse flushes of growth are even tighter in habit with smaller leaves. Fall colors are bright golden yellow to orange. In 25 years the first grafted 'Jade Dragon' has reached 3 ft in height in an upright dense habit with a 2.5-3 ft canopy toward the top. This is much smaller and much tighter than 'Goshiki kotohime', 'Kotohime', or 'Hupp's Dwarf'. 'Jade Dragon' is the perfect dwarf for containers, fairy gardens, miniature railroad gardens, confier beds, or small spaces in the landscape. It can handle both high heat and cold climates (Zones 5-9).
'Jade Dragon' is the first introduction by our nursery. It was found as a chance seedling and brought to our father by another maple connoisseur. This selection's miniature size, thick truck, ability to manipulate structure, and the ability to make the leaves smaller make 'Jade Dragon' exceptional for bonsai. Bonsai was originally started in China. In China, a jade dragon is a dragon made out of jade that is a memento given at a special occasion such as birthday, wedding, or anniversary. This 'Jade Dragon' was produced from the original.
Trees were potted from large liners to gallons last fall and may not have completely filled out their pots.
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 Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.