|Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama'
(Tamukeyama Red Threadleaf Maple)
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama'
Tamukeyama Red Threadleaf Maple
Small reddish purple flowers open with the foliage and are therefore not showy.
The new growth is a crimson red but matures into a dark purple-red. The fall color is bright scarlet. The color holds very well through the summer.
The dry samaras have a reddish tinge before turning brown in the fall. May persist into winter but are not showy.
Upright rounded shrub with cascading branches.
8 to 10 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide.
Full to partial sun.
Description: A variety that has been known for over 250 years in Japan, ‘Tamukeyama’ is relatively new in the United States. It is a vigorous red threadleaf form, the leaves not being cut as deeply as the finer ‘Crimson Queen’ or ‘Ever Red’ but still giving a very similar effect. The new foliage is a deep crimson-red when young, turning a dark purple-red when older. As with the other varieties of red dissectums that we grow, the color holds very well through the summer, turning a bright scarlet in the fall. This is another good one, just a bit different from the others - faster growing than our other red threadleafs.