Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’ – Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

Botanical Name: Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’

Alternate Name: Tamukeyama Laceleaf Japanese Maple

Tamukeyama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’) is a beautiful, cascading, dwarf Laceleaf Maple. The name ‘Tamukeyama’ means ‘hands folded in prayer on the mountain,’ which refers to its mounding growth pattern. It is a reliable grower and can reach 10 feet tall and 12 feet wide. This tree is an old cultivar, thought to date back to the 1700s.

The foliage of the Tamukeyama Japanese Maple holds a rich, deep burgundy color throughout the growing season. It is more cold tolerant than other Laceleaf Maples and also heat tolerant. The delicate, deeply divided foliage tolerates humid heat better than other Laceleaf Maples and rarely scorches. However, it should be planted in dappled shade or shade for optimal growth.

Another attractive feature of the Tamukeyama is its deep red bark. This feature nicely compliments the purple foliage and shows off the tree’s weeping form in winter, when the leaves have fallen.

This specimen puts on a spectacular display in fall, when its foliage changes from purple to bright, fiery crimson. The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple is a great addition to Asian-themed gardens or planted near fountains or other water features. It thrives in containers and also works well in planting beds in woodland settings – mixed with colorful shade shrubs and perennials.


Height: 6-10 ft.
Width: 10-12 ft.
Shape: Rounded/Mounding
Flower Color: N/A – Flower is insignificant.
Flowering Time: April
Fall Color: Crimson Red
Summer Color: Purple
Features: Holds deep burgundy color throughout the growing season, bright crimson fall color, deep red bark
Exposure: Part Sun, Dappled/Part Shade
Watering: Moderate & Regular
Soil: Rich, moist, and well drained
Growth Rate: Slow
USDA Zones: 5-8
Uses: City gardens, courtyards, Japanese gardens, rock gardens, near water features containers, specimen, next to rock features
Similar Trees: Emperor 1 Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Emperor I’),Crimson Queen Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Crimson Queen’), Orangeola Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum Dissectum ‘Orangeola’), Laceleaf Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Seiryu’), Bloodgood Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum ‘Bloodgood’)

Additional information


Mounding, Rounded

Flower Color


Flowering Time


Fall Color

Crimson, Red

Growth Rate



City Gardens, Container, Courtyards, Japanese Gardens, Near Water Features, Rock Gardens, Specimen Tree

USDA Zones

5, 6, 7, 8

Mature Height


Mature Width



Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Summer Foliage Color


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