Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Higasayama'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Higasayama
Additional cultivar information:(aka Higasa yama, Roseo-marginatum, Cristatum Variegatum)
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Good Fall Color

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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:

Calistoga, California

Crescent City, California

Garberville, California

San Jose, California

Perrineville, New Jersey

Franklin, Ohio

Walhalla, South Carolina

Anacortes, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 25, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of the largest variegated Japanese Maples, reaching 7-8 m. The leaves of this Palmatum Group maple are relatively small. The leaves go through dramatic changes throughout the season. They start off creamy with bright red bud scales. As they mature, pink edges develop. This pink disappears by mid-summer when the leaves go green. In the fall, the margins become yellow on an otherwise red leaf. Quite dramatic. This is a very old cultivar described as early as 1880.