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Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tree

Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tree
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Regular price $39.95 Sale price
  • 1-2 ft. $39.95
  • 2-3 ft. $49.95
  • 3-4 ft. $59.95

Product Details

Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉) 
      5-8 outdoors
   Map 5-8 outdoors
Mature Height:
6-8 ft.
Mature Width:
8-12 ft.
Growth Rate:
Botanical Name:
Acer palmatum 'Tamukeyama'
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Product Description

A Showpiece in the Garden

Incredible red foliage, cold hardy strength and a silhouette that holds its color well throughout the season - the Tamukeyama is second to none.

It's the Japanese Maple that stands 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. And 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.

So, a sea of 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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Judy Russell

Looked good and I hope it will again.

I planted it the day after i got it. It looked great at first but does not look great now. It has been really hot here (90's) So I watered twice a day. Cooled down yesterday to 70's so I will see if it does better.

Debra Starcher

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!

Tessa Stewart

Love it!!

Shipping was fast price was great. Tree is of good size and decent color. Should be very pretty come next spring.

Anita Glatz

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!

Paul Chalupa

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.

Planting & Care

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.

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