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Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'


Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatasubusa' is a compact Japanese maple with young chartreuse-green foliage turning to yellows and reds in fall.

'Mikawa Yatasubusa' is an award-winning Acer palmatum for good reason. This compact Japanese maple starts out with bright chartreuse-green leaves that are dense and tightly layered or 'shingled', turning medium green in summer and yellow-gold in fall with the serrated outer edges in bright red. Extremely slow growing reaching 4 to 5 feet tall in 15 years. It makes a perfect ornamental specimen whether in a bed, container, or as a bonsai. Heat tolerant and very hardy too.

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

Family: Aceraceae (The Maple Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Green

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

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.


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

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