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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

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.

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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

Mature Height:

25-35 Feet

Mature Spread:

25-35 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Sapindaceae / Aceraceae · Common Name: Maple

Maple trees are a wonderful genus of trees, with sizes ranging from very small and slow growing Japanese Maples, to very fast growing Silver Maples. Maple trees are found growing all across the world, and most admired for their colorful fall foliage.

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.


Root Pouch 5 gallon

SKU: 6351

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
(115 units available now - S)
(14 units arriving on 4/15/18) (?)
Standard Package Grown in Root Pouch®.


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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 11146

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(4-5 ft tall)
(0 units available now)

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Root Pouch 7 gallon

SKU: 8033

(6.86 gallons / 26 liters)
(5-6 ft tall)
(0 units available now)

pick up only Grown in Root Pouch®.


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10 gallon Potted

SKU: 11132

(9.5 gallons / 35 liters)
(6-8 ft tall)
(0 units available now)

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