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Tamukeyama Dwarf Red Japanese Maple

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Tamukeyama Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Tamukeyama'

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone

Note: For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 5a, where this Japanese Maple variety is not reliably winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.

Special Attributes

One of the oldest varieties in existence, the 'Tamukeyama' Japanese Maple has been cultivated in Japan since 1710. It is known by professionals and gardeners worldwide as one of the most beautiful and durable lace-leaf Japanese Maples in existence. It has strong, cascading branches covered in lacy, deep burgundy-red foliage, which resist scorching better than other varieties, and turns a brilliant scarlet color in fall.

Landscape & Garden Uses

To showcase its magnificence and beauty, the Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is best used in the landscape as a focal point specimen to draw attention to a specific area of the home or landscape. That said, Japanese Maples are often used to accentuate entryways by planting one on both sides of an entrance, or spaced widely in small clusters of three. Crimson Queen is an ideal selection for landscape beds or in containers. 

Spacing:  14' or for space between plants

Container culture can extend the useful range of Japanese Maples. They are extremely easy to grow in containers, a practice taken to its most extreme form in the art of bonsai. Click on the link below under Helpful Articles for Japanese Maple container planting instructions. 

Note:  One Japanese Maple can make a landscape...that is, if you don't overcrowd it with other trees and plants. Therefore, when choosing companions to plant under or around your Japanese Maple, make sure to select low-growing shrubs or groundcovers that won't interfere at all with your tree. 

Cultural Preferences

Though delicate looking, Japanese Maples are actually very tough and long-lived trees. They are very easy to grow. Container culture can extend their useful range. They are extremely easy to grow in containers, a practice taken to its most extreme form in the art of bonsai.

In their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight at the edges of woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions. That said, there are many sun-tolerant Japanese Maple varieties, of which Tamukeyama is one. 

Most any average garden soil will grow Japanese Maples. They prefer a moist but well-drained soil rich in organic matter. As with so many other ornamental plants and trees, constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. So make sure to plant your Japanese Maple in a well-drained site.

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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 5a-9b  Find Your Zone
Height at Maturity:  6-8'
Width at Maturity:  8-10'
Growth Habit / Form:  Cascading, Mounding, Weeping, Broad
Growth Rate:  Moderate 
Foliage Color in Spring:  Deep Red
Foliage Color in Summer:  Burgundy Red
Foliage Color in Fall:  Brilliant Scarlet
Light Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, All Day Filtered Sun, Morning Shade with Evening Sun, Shade or Mostly Shade
Water Needs:  Average, moderately drought tolerant when established
Soil Type:  Sandy, Loam & Clay (Condition heavy clay soils when planting)
Drainage:  Well drained soil is a must!
Soil pH:  6 - 7 is ideal
Maintenance:  Low
Resistances:  Deer, Heat Tolerant, Insect Resistant, Sun Tolerant, Disease

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