Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Tamukeyama'

Tamukeyama Japanese Maple


Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is a small domed cascading deciduous tree with low branching.  The long deeply dissected, almost lace-like palmate leaves are deep purple-red and turns bright red in fall. Small non-showy umbels of red flowers bloom mid-spring followed by samaras.  Grows best in rich, moist, slightly acidic well-drained soils. Prefers full sun in cooler climates, but needs afternoon shade in southern areas.




6’ - 8’ 


8’ - 12’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 8


Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest:

Fall, Year-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Water regularly. Mulch in southern climates to keep roots cool.  Keep pruning to a minimum and prune in fall or winter. Potential issues include stem canker, leaf spots, fusarium, wilt, botrytis, anthracnose, and root rots.  Potential insect pests include aphids, scale, borers, root weevils, and mites. Chlorosis may occur in high pH soils

LANDSCAPE USES: Group Plantings or Specimen Tree, Naturalized Areas, Woodland Gardens, Privacy Screen, Street Tree, and  Shade Tree

COMPANION PLANTS: Black Bamboo, Pieris, Rhododendron

IMAGE: Photo by David J. Stang, Acer palmatum var. dissectum Tamukeyama 0zzCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown