Japanese Maple ‘Tamukeyama’




From form and texture to color and size, Japanese Maple Tamukeyama creates unforgettable drama
in a small package. In the spring, summer, and fall, Tamukeyama offers up brilliant foliage on
cascading branches … and when leaves drop at the end of the season, the textural red bark and
weeping form are a standout all on their own. This tree has a mounding habit so it’s ultimately wider
than it is tall, creating a draping effect when planted by ponds or rock walls. Aim to water deeply and
regularly the first couple of growing seasons and shield it from any harsh sun or strong winds. While
this tree is an obvious choice for Zen and Asian gardens, it’s just as at home in modern, minimalist
gardens as a strong and dramatic focal point.

Features & Benefits

  • Finely textured foliage is a dramatic purple-red in the summer
  • Leaves turn to bright red in the fall before falling off for the winter
  • Lovely winter structure with weeping branches
  • Deep red bark with waxy texture
  • Small size makes it perfect for smaller gardens, while form creates an amazing focal point for
    any sized garden
  • Well-suited for container plantings, Zen or Asian gardens, and modern gardens

Care & Space

  • Part sun, filtered sun, part shade
  • Plant Height: 6–10’
  • Plant Width: 10–12’
  • Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Avoid locations with harsh sun and drying winds
  • Growth habit: Mounding form with weeping branches and slow growth rate
  • USDA Zones 5–8