Weeping Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Omurayama'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Omurayama
Additional cultivar information:(aka Omure yama, Omura yama)
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Category:

Trees

Group:

Matsumurae (very deeply divided)

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Dublin, California

Garberville, California

Winnetka, Illinois

West Friendship, Maryland

San Antonio, Texas

Tyler, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 13, 2009, catcollins from West Friendship, MD (Zone 6b) wrote:

I have this tree planted next to a small pond, nestled next to our deck. It receives about 4 hours of direct sun per day and is sheltered from drying winter winds. The form is open and wispy. It weeps gently unlike other pendulus varieties like Crimson Queen. The photos supplied by other members are dead on target - beautiful.

Neutral

On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Acer palmatum 'Omurayama' WEEPING JAPANESE MAPLE Dec (z6) (Bon)
Whereas the weeping dissectum forms are usually low mounds, the long pendulous branches of this more upright 10-15'tree form a curtain around the trunk; leaves are pendulous too, with gold & red fall color.S/M