Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

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Amazing Accent Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tree

  • Elegant 'Lacecut' Purple Red Leaves
  • Grows Well and Keeps Its Color in Shade
  • Stunning Red Winter Bark
  • In Production For 300 Years

The best gardens create a sense of movement and mystery. The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum) will give you both and more!

The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tree is a garden designer's favorite because of its texture, deep red leaf color, size, and cascading habit. It has been in production for over 300 years, a selection from the Kobayashi Nursery of old.

This lovely cascading maple covers itself in finely cut, delicate leaves. This outstanding foliage earns this beautiful deciduous tree its nicknames, Laceleaf and Cutleaf Maple, because its leaves are finely textured and deeply lobed. These long and narrow leaves are as elegant as lace. And its plum-color shines all spring into fall, which adds to the overall visual impact.

This delightful tree takes on a breath-taking, weeping shape which is quite dramatic and impactful. And these branches droop all the way to the ground.

How to Use Tamukeyama Japanese Maple in the Landscape

The mounded Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is perfect for containers or raised beds beside koi ponds or walls because its branches will extend downward beyond its trunk. This creates a mounded effect and brings romanceand mystery to your landscape.

The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is a true statement tree. You and your neighbors will be amazed by its rich red foliage color, so plant it where you can admire it daily.

Great as a focal point in the landscape or in a bed with mixed perennials. The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple's cascading branches, weeping habit, and compact size make it ideal for almost any garden. Of course, it's especially beautiful in an Asian-inspired garden. But feel free to use it in any setting, from rustic to contemporary.

Remember that no Japanese Garden is complete without an Acer Palmatum Dissectum included. The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is the perfect variety to do the job.

This is a beautiful tree in early spring and all through the growing season. But the fall color is simply spectacular when the leaves turn a mix of red, purple and bronze.

#ProPlantTips for Care

This slow-growing dwarf maple will only reach a maximum height of 6 to 10 feet, but its delightful branches will cover about 10 to 12 feet, width-size. Tolerant of both hot and cold conditions, this hardy selection can adapt to a wide range of climates.

Plant your Tamukeyama Japanese Maple in the sun or part shade beneath a taller tree where it will receive afternoon shade. You can also site it in an eastern exposure, where it is often difficult to find specimen plants to feature.

The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple requires a slightly acidic soil with good drainage and high organic matter to thrive. If poor drainage is suspected, mound your tree 12 to 18 inches above the soil line.

The Tamukeyama requires moist soil and will benefit from a 3 to 4 inch layer of mulch spread out to 3 feet from the outside of the canopy. This helps to keep the root zone cool and cuts down on surface evaporation.

This Japanese maple variety will do well in full sun in climates with higher humidity. Although tolerant of heat in dryer climates, give it protection from the hot summer afternoon sun. Protect this variety from high winds as well as this will cause leaf burn of the lacy foliage.

Minimal pruning is required to get the beautiful form of the Tamukeyama Japanese maple. Occasionally pruning may be required to check the spread of the tree and can be performed easily.

This is one of the best red varieties for holding its color even in the heat. The tree is known to leaf out later than other Japanese Maple selection, thereby avoiding the late freezes of some areas.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to turn heads and make a statement with a Tamukeyama Japanese Maple. It will add a professional flair to any landscape with its wonderful hue, size, and texture. Order today!

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting! Single stem, multi stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we’re currently offering below.

Single Stem: 

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 2 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem. 

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Tamukeyama'
Mature Height 6 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color Dark Red
Foliage Dark Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes