Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 7-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 3-6 ft.
- Best Color- Part Shade Tolerates Full Sun in cooler regions
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Acer Palmatum 'Bihou'
- Does Not Ship To:
Year-Round Color as Other Varieties Fade
Why Bihou Japanese Maple Trees?
The Bihou brings the wow factor to your yard from season to season, with bark that glows a soft golden yellow year-round and newly-forming branches that emerge in a salmon hue.
It’s rare to find a Japanese Maple with a season-to-season appeal. And the Bihou’s leaves are showy too, changing color with the seasons. In spring and summer, the leaves are chartreuse lined with red edges. In fall, they turn a bright yellow-orange.
This golden-bark Japanese Maple can withstand the test of time, known to live a century with optimal care. It’s especially easy too since it just needs a bit of watering and well-drained soil to thrive. It can even withstand shaded areas with ease, adding color to typically-drab spaces.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
No matter where it’s placed, from borders to focal points in your plant beds or even containers, this upright, vase-shaped tree thrives.
That’s because we’ve planted, grown and shipped your Bihou with meticulous care. Now, you get a hassle-free tree that’s ready to thrive in your landscape and burst with color quickly.
In fact, when you buy our larger sizes, you can get the Bihou’s iconic color as soon as the first season in your garden.
No matter how you flaunt it, the gorgeous Bihou Maple will add a special touch to your yard. Purchase one today and prepare to be amazed!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Trees showed up and didn’t look like they would make it shipping was hard on them. Got them planted the day the showed up and are doing great lots of new growth and they are doing good
Bihou Japanese Maple
Received shipment quickly and on time. Have planted it and seems to be doing ok!
loyal customer, for many years.
I'm always pleased by the "products", that I buy. Both Bihou ***. Maples, are doing well, and they were well-packed, when they arrived.
Bihou Japanese Maples
Bought 3 trees, One died immediately, One is dying, One is healthy.
I live in South New Jersey. I was looking for fast growing trees to provide shade in our yard that had no trees. I was pretty particular in color as we have a brick house and barn red siding on our garage. I knew I wanted yellow leaves so it would pop and my wife wanted them to grow no taller than 25 feet making the selections pretty narrow. I ordered 1 Bihou Japanese Maple and 1 Coral Bark Japanese Maple late spring of 2018. Both arrived in great shape and were planted in the ground within a week. The Coral Bark came about 5 to 6 feet tall and the Bihou came about 3 feet tall. I saw very little leaf change happen in the fall. Its now spring of 2019 and I'm waiting to see leaves form. Both trees remain about the same height as when I received them. The Bihou's bark is as red as the Coral Red tree, I'm hoping that will change as the tree matures, I really loved the idea of it being yellow and it's placement set against the background of my barn red garage. Just added some fresh miracle grow soil to the base of each tree hoping that might help speed up the growth rate and improve the soil as my yard is primarily clay based. I would love to know how long should it take for these trees to reach a height of 10 to15 to 20 feet?
Planting & Care
1. Planting: In northern areas, the Bihou Japanese Maple can be grown in full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily). In warmer climates, provide some partial shade (particularly in the afternoon), or choose sites with primarily morning sun. Either way, well-drained soil is ideal.
Outdoors, dig a hole large enough to accommodate the root ball, place your tree, backfill your soil and water to settle the roots. Finally, mulch the area to conserve moisture.
To container-plant, select a pot with drainage holes and ensure it’s about twice the width of your shipped container. Use organic soil mix, place your tree and water to settle the roots.
2. Watering: During summer and dry weather, water deeply once or twice a week, slowly soaking the area around the plant. If you’re not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 4 inches down and water when it feels dry at this depth.
3. Fertilizing: Japanese Maples are not heavy feeders, so they usually won’t need any additional fertilizer. If you do fertilize, use a slow-release fertilizer in the spring.4. Pruning: In general, the Bihou Japanese Maple won’t need pruning, other than the occasional ‘wayward’ or damaged branch.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|