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Click for previous Image Image 1 of 4 Acer truncatum Fire Dragon FIRE DRAGON® SHANTUNG MAPLE
Photo Courtesy of Metro Maples

Photo Courtesy of Metro Maples

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Acer truncatum 'Fire Dragon' PP17367 Plant propagation prohibited


Buy Fire Dragon® Shantung Maple online. Fire Dragon is Full of color! Clusters of yellow flowers appear before the foliage in spring. New leaf growth is a burnt orange, changing to a dark glossy green. In autumn, the foliage turns to a brilliant scarlet color. Will reach 35 feet tall with an equal spread. propagation prohibited


25-35 Feet


25-35 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Rough
  • Texas Superstar
  • Oklahoma Proven
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - Moderate Resistance
Fruit Type*
  • Non-Edible Fruit
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Birds
Plant Type*
  • Tree
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Graft
Season of Interest*
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
  • Provides Shade
  • Wind/Dust Break
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Sound Barrier
  • Mass Planting

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Acer is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

A very nice smaller to medium size tree. Good for planting in areas with limited space.