Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Kasagiyama'

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

Trees

Group:

Matsumurae (very deeply divided)

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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)

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

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

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:

Burgundy

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:

Qualicum Beach, British Columbia

Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts

Piscataway, New Jersey

West Linn, Oregon

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Dec 27, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This Matsumurae Group maple is classifeid as being variegated but its not the kind of variegation most of us are familiar with. The leaves are deep rosy-red with dark red or black-green veins...a unique colour combination. The 7-lobed leaves are quite star-like in shape. Full sun will bring out the best colouration. This upright selection can reach to 7 m over a long period of time.