Botanical Name: Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Tamukeyama'
Common Name: Tamukeyama Laceleaf Japanese Maple  
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Water Saving Tip:

Change spray sprinklers to low-flow bubbler or drip systems. Shrubs and trees are ideal candidates for this type of irrigation because the water is applied directly to the root zones.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Purple, Red


Bark Color

Brown, Green


Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Half, Shade



High, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Clay, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Japanese, Meadow, Water Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Specimen, Unusual Foliage


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Shrub Border, Foundation, Raised Planter


Special Uses

Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: Don Syrek
  • Description

  • Notes

Tamukeyama has excellent weeping form with new growth shoots cascading down to 24 inches long. New foliage is a deep crimson red, turning to a deep purple as it matures. The word TAMUKEYAMA means “TRIBUTE TO THE MOUNTAIN”. Grows 4 to 6 feet tall and 6 to 10 feet wide, though it will do so slowly.
As will all Japanese Maples, provide deep, rich, well composted soil. If you are amending the soil, it is best to dig in compost to the plant's eventual width, so as to provide adequate conditions for the entire, eventual root profile. Amending just the hole that the tree is planted in is akin to planting the tree in a slightly bigger pot. Plant in filtered light to full shade, avoiding any mid-day sun or reflective sun. East or north exposures are best unless thre is a very good canopy and no reflective heat. Water weekly. Do not shear.