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Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'

Height: 4 feet

Spread: 4 feet

Sunlight:   partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 5


This is a lovely dwarf variety that adds visual interest to the garden or walkways; rich green foliage all summer long; striking orange fall foliage is captivating and brilliant; best in sheltered area

Ornamental Features:

Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The small lobed palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding orange in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous dwarf tree with a mounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance dwarf tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese Maple is ideal for use as a garden accent or patio feature, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;


This dwarf tree should be grown in a location that is shaded from the hot afternoon sun. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, neutral soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.