A real 'eye pleaser' in any garden, this deciduous vigorous grower offers year-round interest in colorful, finely-dissected leaves and handsome, frosted, red bark. Deep red-purple foliage and weeping cascading branches retains its leaf color even in hot weather. Inconspicuous red flowers and fruit appear in spring and late summer, respectively. Leaves turn a fiery scarlet red in the fall.
We offer Tamukeyama 5' tall in a 15 gallon container.
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers lightly dappled shade. Leaves may scorch in full sun in hot southern summers. Plant in a location protected from strong winds. Stake trunk for more erect growth or leave alone for full cascading effect. If using as a grouping, plant at least 12 to 15 feet apart.
Fertilize in spring with an all purpose fertilizer before new growth begins. Click on the "About Us" tab to find planting instructions.
Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum) are known for their colorful foliage through the growing season. Upright multi-stemmed with lobe shaped leaves or graceful cascading with lace type leaves. New cultivars are available in shades of green, pink and variegated. The gray-brown bark is smooth even in maturity. It produces burgundy-red flowers with yellow stamens that are borne on upright or drooping clusters as they emerge in spring. Leaves turn a crimson red in the fall. This small deciduous tree is a great addition in smaller gardens and patios. Full sun or partial shade.