Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'tamukeyama'
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Considered by many horticulturists to be one of the best Japanese Maple varieties, the Tamukeyama even received the Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Beyond being absolutely stunning, the Tamukeyama Lace Leaf is a compact and hardy variety that is extremely low maintenance. And the color?! You are sure to love 3 seasons of regal reds and purples.

The weeping shape, cascading branches, and lacy, petite leaves of this variety are a sight to behold. In spring, leaves emerge a deep purple-red. As spring becomes summer the reds begin to take over. Cool weather arrives, bringing about the final leaf transition, a bright, bold, scarlet red.

This ancient variety is a perfect accent or focal tree for water, rock, or meditation gardens as well as decks, patios and anywhere you need a pop of great color and style! This compact Maple can tolerate full sun in cooler climates. However, in southern regions be sure that your tree receives afternoon shade to avoid sun scorch. Keeping your soil moist, but not wet will also help protect your Japanese Maple from summer heat and sun. With proper watering this variety rarely has issues with pests or diseases. Plan for a mature height of 6 to 8 feet and spread of 8 to 12. This variety is great for containers and tends to stay a bit smaller in a container.

The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is a tree you will treasure for years to come. Order yours today!

growing zone 5-8
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 5-6 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color Red

How To Care

When planting your Tamukeyama Japanese Maple be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant your Maple almost any time of the year.

Lace Leaf Japanese Maples tolerate full sun to part shade. Choose part sun/shade unless you are in a cooler growing zone, like a 5 or 6. In sunny spots you may see some leaf scorch when these trees are young, especially if they are not getting adequate water. Keep your tree watered if you do notice leaf scorch, but don't panic. Leaf Scorch is not going to affect the overall health of your tree. Japanese Maples prefer soil that is well-drained, but moist, neutral to slightly acidic, and nutrient rich. However, Japanese Maples will adapt to a variety of soils. Mulching will keep the roots moist and protect them from extreme temperatures in winter. Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Japanese Maples should be watered often enough to keep the soil moist. Do not allow the the soil to dry completely or be overly saturated. Either condition can harm a Japanese Maple. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a slow release fertilizer. When planting take care not to burn the roots by mixing the fertilizer into the soil before placing your tree in the hole. Lace Leaf Maples don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success. Scale, Mites, and Aphid are insects that can occasionally affect Japanese Maples. You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap. For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin. Another potential pest of Japanese Maples is the Japanese Beetle. Look into parasitic nematodes and bacillus thuringiensis for effective, organic control of this pest.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 5-6 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color Red

Landscape Ideas

The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is a perfect accent or focal tree for water, rock or meditation gardens.  Plant in a mixed bed with Junipers for out of this world texture.  Add a few rocks and your neighbors will think you hired a professional! The Weeping Japanese Maple can also be an alternative.


For additional options, be sure to browse our Japanese MapleDwarf Tree and Maple Tree collections.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Acidic, Adaptable, Fertile, Well-drained
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Semi
Mature Height 5-6 Feet
Mature Width 10-15 Feet
Fall Color Red
Bloom Color Red

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

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DS
10/15/2019
David S.
United States

Great.

So far so good.

CC
09/26/2019
Carol C.
United States United States

Summer girl.

Every minute of the purchase was wonderful. Plant cane a few days after purchase safe and sound.

MD
09/15/2018
Marnie D.
United States

Came broken

Our order came with a bent box and our maple was snapped off at the top. Customer Support was responsive and immediately refunded our money. I appreciate their excellent support even though our tree was damaged. I would give them another try because they were so nice.

EA
09/13/2018
Edward A.
United States

Good size, damaged leaves

The tree size is true to order. Top leaves are slightly damaged due to overhead watering in nursery. Have been told the tree will leaf out in the anticipated color in the spring -- will have to wait to see.

JT
09/12/2018
Janice T.
United States

Weeping Tamukeyama Mar

Came in short time. Green but know with sun should turn purple. Tree seems healthy. Was a descent height.

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