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Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Tamukeyama'


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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
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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
  • Vigorous grower
  • 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.

Autumn is a great time to plant maple trees. As cooler weather approaches they will drop their leaves, and focus completely on root growth. This allows them to get an excellent head start on growth for next year.

After a long hot and humid summer here, our leaves are tired and may be showing some spotting and signs of stress. This is simply a cosmetic concern, and will not affect the overall health of the trees. The old leaves will fall soon, and the new growth in spring will be fresh and new.

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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 2 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 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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
1 month 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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Tamukeyama Japanese Maple.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Tamukeyama Japanese Maple gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Tamukeyama Japanese Maple again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
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
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
Looking for something small and beautiful to add to our landscape.
Cynthia M on Oct 22, 2017
Size, in general, and upon delivery. Also color and shape.
Kay H on Aug 13, 2016
how fast do they grow?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2014
When is the best time of year to prune Japanese Maple ?
A shopper on Sep 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: when is the best time to prune and how do I prune the plant
Best time of year to plant this tree?
Janet W on Nov 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Spring or Fall. Not a good idea to plant anything in summer, in my opinion. They never seem to do well with summer planting.
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.
Does the tamukeyana Japanese maple grow in Idaho?
Ben L on Apr 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Since my little maple is growing in Illinois, I cannot help with the question of growing it in Idaho. I would just try it and protect the young tree with a wire enclosure from fall to spring, as I found the local rabbits in our yard like to chew off tender new growth on bushes and trees. Give the tree some compost when planting, it seems to like that. Good luck and enjoy! E.L.
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.
I am wanting to plant this tree on the west, the front of our house, up against the house. We live in NE--zone 5. The garage helps to block some wind. There is no shelter from the south of our house. We have tried a Dwarf Bloodgood and a Dwarf Crimson Queen type and neither have survived. Both these tress were planted by a landscaping company. Would a Dwarf Tamukeyama Japanese Maple work in this area?
Patt C on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I am glad you asked. I planted my beautiful tree in my front yard. To the left o f. center. I t. is starting to leaf out. And going great. I could not be happier !!!!! Back patio is southeast. So that makes the front of home. West/ north. Gets a of sun. But it has a little shade from a taller tree. It likes where it is. I live in border 7/8. Zone. I did use a tree gard. For the. Chewing critters. Ha. I am very. Happy with Fast Growing. Trees. I hope is helpful.
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.
what does the crimson queen look like?
jeffery d on Jul 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: one of the most beautiful trees. more spreading than tall, in the Spring when leafing out is a lovely site --with red tiny flowers and purplish-red leaves . be sure to shade from a taller tree. sadly mine did not make it. I have afternoon sun and the next tree was not close enough. I had one at previous home. loved it . everyone liked it !!!! If you have the right setting ; you can't go wrong Mary
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.
How does this tree do with the oklahoma ice storms?
Tiffany T on Sep 7, 2017
What Japanese maple has the most bluish purple color?
Lindy F on Jul 30, 2017
I have a huge concrete pot (42 inches diameter and 28 inches high) where I'd like to plant this Japanese maple. Would this plant be ok in these conditions? I live in Seattle, Washington
Vera Gibson on Apr 8, 2017

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