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Acer palmatum 'Ukigomo' - 3-4 foot


Acer palmatum 'Ukigomo' or floating cloud Japanese maple is the most spectacular of variegated cultivars.

Acer palmatum 'Ukigomo' is the most spectacular variegated cultivar often referred to as the floating cloud Japanese maple. It is a treasured upright deciduous tree with new foliage emerging light pink aging to white and green though, viewed from a distance, it looks mostly white. An ethereal focal point and conversation piece for the shadier garden. 10' tall x 8' wide in 10 years. Japanese maples change through the seasons generally offering different colours and foliage patterns through spring, summer, and fall. We choose our photo to show the most distinctive characters but an internet image search will help you understand how each cultivar will change through the seasons. For the 2024 Rare Flowering Tree Pre-Order plants will be in 1g pots and about 3-4 feet tall. Shipping may be possible but we recommend choosing the smaller size.

Common Name: Japanese Maple - [RFT Pre-Order]

Family: Aceraceae (The Maple Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Height: 10-15'

Width: 8-10'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Woods and thickets in a wide range of soils and exposures in lowland and mountains to 3000 metres.

Award: GPP

Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

Miscellaneous - Garden Origin

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