Japanese Maple Tamukeyama is one of the older Japanese maple cultivars with records dating back to the year 1710. This beautiful tree has outstanding foliage color throughout the seasons. Japanese Maple Tamukeyama's new foliage is a deep crimson-red when unfolding but soon turns to a dark-purple red. It is an excellent shade of dark red that holds until late summer with fall color a bright scarlet.
Experts claim that Acer palmatum disectum Tamukeyama holds its deep color better than any other cultivar. Growers throughout the United States say that this Dwarf Japanese Maple cultivar does well in both heat and humidity. This hardy plant has a strong cascading form. Even though Tamukeyama Maple reaches 5 to 7 feet in height in approximately ten years, it is considered one of the faster growing of the red dissectums. This cultivar is considered by many to be the best and the connoisseurs choice in red dissectums. Awards for this plant include Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
This tree is a wonderful choice when used as a specimen plant, accent plant or grouped around the home or yard.
Growing & Maintenance Tips:
Plant in full sun in moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil.