Tamukeyama Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama'
Growing a Japanese maple in your garden is more than just planting any old tree; it’s opening your garden to ancient history, offering an invitation for the sacred to enter. The Tamukeyama Maple—whose name literally means “hands folded in prayer upon the mountain”—has been lovingly nurtured for over 300 years. It’s easy to see why gardeners of years past felt it important to continue the Tamukeyama line. This laceleaf maple has deeply lobed purple leaves that turn bright red in the fall. It grows wider than it does tall and tolerates container culture very well. In southern states, provide this beauty protection from hot afternoon sun, which will scorch the leaves.