Acer dissectum 'Tamukeyama'
Common Name: Japanese maple
Zone: 5 to 8
Height: 6 to 8 feet
Spread: 8 to 12 feet
Flowers: Not Showy
Bloom Time: April
Bloom Description: Reddish-purple
Foliage: Colorful, Good Fall Color
Multi-stemmed shrub or single-stemmed small tree that typically grows to 10-25’ tall. Generally grows rounded to broad-rounded, often with low-branching. ‘Tamukeyama’ is a dissected red-leaf, that grows in a mound or dome to 6-8’ tall spreading by weeping and cascading branching to 12’ wide. It features deeply cut and dissected purple red leaves (to 4” long) that turn brighter red in fall. Foliage is noted for retaining good color throughout the summer. Small reddish-purple flowers in spring are somewhat attractive on close inspection, but are not showy from a distance. Flowers are followed by winged seeds that ripen in late summer to fall.
Great specimen or accent plant. Group around the home or yard or periphery of the border or rock garden. Multi-stemmed shrub forms are effective in small groupings in shrub borders. May be grown in large containers.
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best performance is in sun-dappled part shade. Foliage may scorch in full sun. Avoid hot, dry sites. Plant in a location protected from strong winds.
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to stem canker and leaf spots. Verticillium wilt may also occur. Watch for borers, scale, mites and aphids. Foliage tends to leaf out early in spring and is subject to damage from late spring frosts.