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Cultural Details for Acer palmatum var. dissectum atropurpureum 'Tamukeyama'

Common Name:
Tamukeyama Cutleaf Japanese Maple

Growth Rate:
Grows in a mound or dome to 6-8’ tall spreading by weeping and cascading branching to 12’ wide.

Average Mature Height:
6 to 8 feet

Average Mature Width:
8 to 12 feet

Flower Details:

Fruit Details:
Dry red samara

Fall Color:
Bright scarlet

Bark Details:
Young stems very green to polished reddish-purple and red, older graycast.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
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

Native Habitat:
Zones 5-7, Japan, China and Korea. Introduced to England in 1820.

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
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.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.