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Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Tamukeyama'

$79.95 (10% Off)

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-t- Planting Mix
Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Planting Mix

Helps your Tamukeyama Japanese Maple get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

Add A Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-8
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

6-8 ft.

Mature Width:

8-12 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


10-15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Acer palmatum 'Tamukeyama'

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A Showpiece in the Garden

Here's why you need this award-winning tree :

  • Incredible red foliage
  • Cold hardy Japanese Maple variety
  • Holds color well throughout the season

The Japanese Maple That Withstands the Test of Time

Dating back more than three hundred years, the Tamukeyama Japanese Maple has long perfected its tradition of spectacular beauty. A wonderful specimen, it's easy to grow in a variety of soil conditions in either full sun or part shade. The relatively compact mature size of 8 feet makes the Tamukeyama a versatile tree suitable for a number of planting options. Growing wider than it does tall, the branches swoop down to form a dome filled with colorful foliage on display all four seasons.

A Sea of Red Beauty Awaits your Landscape

Winning on all three counts, the well-defined leaves of the Tamukeyama are exceptional for their shape, texture and especially their color. The purplish-red foliage that emerges in the spring is accented by tiny crimson flowers that will draw admirers in for a closer look. Summer won't dampen the brilliant color that will last the length of the season. As autumn beckons, the leaves red hues deepen, illuminating the planting area with incredible fall color.

Bring a centuries-old, award winning tree into your design plans this year by ordering your own Tamukeyama Japanese Maple today.

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Customer Reviews

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Good Trees
I ordered the tress in late fall and they were in very good condition when I received them. Since then, I have planted the trees and waiting for the spring to see them grow. Up to this point, I am very satisfied with the price and the purchase.
February 21, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Tamukeyama Japanese Maple
First let me say that the tree arrived in perfect condition as it was packaged very well. The tree was planted on or about May 15th in Zone 7 N.Y. It has shown decent growth and seems to have acclimated itself to the spot it was planted in. I supplemented the soil with compost and added Organic Biotene tm. to the soil. As we had a very harsh winter last year I'm hoping that the root ball has grown sufficiently just in case it happens to be bad again this year. I will add to my review in the Spring of 2016 to let everyone know how it did.
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago
Hard to ship without damage
I received my small tree and it was slightly larger than 1/3 circle. The rest had either broken in shipping or was not there to begin with. Customer service was EXCELLENT and refunded my entire purchase price. The remaining tree has survived well a very hot summer so far, but this type of tree is hard to ship without damage. I have been very happy with the other purchases I made from Fast Growing Trees - double knock out roses, crepe myrtle bushes and a rising sun redbud tree.
July 25, 2015
Medford, OR
over 3 years ago
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Way beyond expectation
Ordering plants online is a bit risky, but my tree arrived just as described, in excellent health and condition, and in superior packaging. Fast Growing Trees is a high-integrity company that I'll be doing repeat business with again and again!
September 18, 2016
Littleton, CO
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
I order both a Tamukeyama and a Bloodgood. Both were shipped at the time I requested and both arrived in great condition. Directions say to gradually move the trees from shade to sun before planting, so that is what I am doing. The trees, therefore, have not yet been planted, but I see no reason why they shouldn't take off.
August 17, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Love it!!
Shipping was fast, price was great. Tree is of good size and decent color. Should be very pretty come next spring.
October 24, 2016
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Small Japenese Maple
The tree is very small, and the trunk is very skinny. It has not grown at all yet, but I know that these trees grow very slowly. I think maybe a very small tree has a good chance to adapt to its new surroundings, being the roots are not packed. I water it every day, and it is still very much alive.
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Just arrived
Wow! Arrived in 2 days and it is a beautiful healthy tree. Larger than I expected, covered in healthy leaves. This is my 2nd purchase and I will be back!
October 11, 2017
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Great size and very healthy!
Well packaged and steaked in a pot.
July 6, 2016
Denver, CO
1 year ago
Happy Camper
Well packaged and arrived in good condition. I will purchase more products from Pam's fast growing plants.
July 27, 2015
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Planting Diretions

The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Tamukeyama') is a wonderfully decorative, cold hardy, dwarf maple that is sought for its unique red foliage that holds well throughout the season. Typically found in USDA growing zones 5-8, they’re quite easy to grow as they are widely adaptable to many soil types providing the drainage is good. The dwarf mature height of 6-8 feet tall and 8-12 feet wide make it a great specimen for smaller areas where it may be difficult to plant anything. The growth cascades downward forming a dome littered with colorful foliage and in the spring is accented by small crimson flowers. As fall approaches, the foliage will take on an even deeper red hue appearance.

Planting Directions: Choose a location that will provide full to partial sun exposure for your maple.

1) The hole should be dug slightly larger than the root system of the plant, 2-3 times the width and just as deep as the root ball.
2) To help the roots establish themselves quickly, mix the soil with an organic compost (conifer bark mulch, rhododendron or azalea planting mix or rose compost) that is recommended but not necessarily needed.
3) The root collar of the plant, the ground line on the stem where the young plant was grown, should be level with the ground surface.
4) Back fill the hole and tamp down the soil as you proceed to cut back on any air pockets from forming.
5) Water the planting site and then mulch to preserve soil moisture.

Exception: If you have clay soil, dig your hole rather shallow, so that the root system is partly above the ground. When filling the hole, the soil should be mounded up to the root collar to protect the tree from drying out. (If deep holes are dug in heavy soils such as clay, the hole acts like a large iron kettle with no drainage, causing the water to build up, drowning and killing your tree.)

Mulching: Mulching helps to maintain a weed free area, minimizes water loss in dry conditions, and provides winter protection for the roots during cold frosts. The ideal mulch bed is a 2 inch layer of coarse bark.

Watering: The average amount of water supplied to most common lawn and garden plants should be adequate for your new Japanese maple tree. During the hot summer months, water your Japanese Maple in early morning or evening. This will help protect against a condition known as “scorching” where the leaves appear to have been burnt by the sun, a condition thought to be brought on by watering in the midday sun.

Fertilization: Japanese maples do not require large amounts of nutrients. If your other lawn and garden plants do well, your maple should grow just fine. Any recommended fertilization should use a balanced complete fertilizer for shrubs and trees. This should be applied once a year in early spring, and if possible be applied just before the leaves appear.

Pruning: Your tree will need 2 to 3 years to become firmly established in your lawn or garden. After this period, you may begin to prune your tree if desired, although it is not required.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I had the pleasure of owning one of these trees at my old address. Totally gorgeous! I missed seeing it everyday, and decided to add it to my new location. I cannot wait to see it growing at my new home.
Kim H on Feb 18, 2018
Looking for something small and beautiful to add to our landscape.
Cynthia M on Oct 22, 2017
I had the pleasure of owning one of these trees at my old address. Totally gorgeous! I missed seeing it everyday, and decided to add it to my new location. I cannot wait to see it growing at my new home.
Kim H on Feb 18, 2018
We had the same one at our old house & loved the look, maintenance was easy as well.
zbigniew s on Oct 29, 2017
Looking for something small and beautiful to add to our landscape.
Cynthia M on Oct 22, 2017
Great price and will go great in my landscaping.
Nancy R on Aug 24, 2016
Size, in general, and upon delivery. Also color and shape.
Kay H on Aug 13, 2016
Color, size, form, full sun to partial shade. Possible Bonsai for a while.
Gavin L on Aug 7, 2016
I need a tree that does not grow out of contral, and provides shade for my pond.
Rodrigo G on Jul 23, 2016
I wanted a good size tree not a 12"-16" stick.
Keith C on Jun 15, 2016
Was not the same as ordered. I wanted one of the ones that drooped and the one I received was straight up. Not happy with it but it's Spring soon and hopefully it does good and droops.
Pat M on Mar 13, 2016
my brother-in-law has one and i had an area i wanted to plant one
Barbara B on Oct 26, 2015
We had the same one at our old house & loved the look, maintenance was easy as well.
zbigniew s on Oct 29, 2017
Great price and will go great in my landscaping.
Nancy R on Aug 24, 2016
Can the Japaneese Maple do well in a pot outside and then taken in for the winter?
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: yes. I am zone 4 and move my potted Tamukeyama Japanese maple into the garage every winter. I wrap the pot in several blankets and it's survived for three years. There are lots of articles online to give advice.
Is it ok to prune so it doesn't get too wide?
A shopper on Aug 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Tamukeyama Japanese Maple responds very well to being pruned.
I have been told the Tamukeyama Japanese maple tree will not do well planted in full sun and unprotected from wind. True or false?
Russ R on May 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It really depends on where you live... in the south, they are best when protected from afternoon sun. In the north, they can tolerate more sun, but need protection from cold winter winds?
the trees leafs on new branches are green the rest of the tree is a dark red is the suppose to happen on new branches in June ?
kathleen on Jun 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My current Tamukeyama tree has green leaves on new growth. It is a beautiful tree. Hope this helps.
When is best time of year to plant this tree in Shreveport, La.?
Barbara T on Jul 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Trees and shrubs want to be the the ground, so as long as you can care and water for them as they need you are fine to plant now in your area.
If we can help with more questions or an order please give our sales department a call, they will be happy to help you.
How does this tree do with the oklahoma ice storms?
Tiffany T on Sep 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Growing Zones are 5 to 8 and it is cold hardy down to -10 degrees F.
What is the downside to the Japanese maple?
Debbie on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The only downside is that it is slow growing, so be patient! Otherwise I have had no problems with bugs, fungi, or non-growth. It's a perfect addition to my front garden!
How big do the roots get?
Judy P on May 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The roots will get as wise as the drip line. They get 6-8 foot wide.
Does the tamukeyana Japanese maple grow in Idaho?
Ben L on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How long do these trees live?
Judy J on Jun 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees can live to be over 100 years.
I live in Orlando, just out of the "Growing Area", IF I keep it indoors in the hot summer, and move it outside in winter and spring. Would it be OK?
Richard J on Jun 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend doing so. This tree would prefer to be planted in the ground.
can it survive in zone 10 even though not recommended?
I am from new York and miss this tree.
Joe d on Jun 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: While it is not recommend for a zone 10 there is still a chance it will survive. The problem, of course, is the heat. We have had customers grow healthy trees outside of their zone successfully. With a little extra TLC this might be something you can do.
are these grafted?
Maelee B on May 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the Tamukeyama Japanese Maples are grafted.
should this tree be ferterlized yearly?
A shopper on Aug 19, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Give the your Tamukeyama Japanese Maple some well balanced fertilizer like formula 10-10-10 at the beginning of every Spring will give it a boost, however fertilizing this tree isn't necessary.

Shipping Details

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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