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Tamukeyama

There are at least two forms of 'Tamukeyama' on the market.  This may or may not be the same form that was listed in the early 1700s in Japan.  Regardless, this is the form that is touted as being the most heat and sun tolerant of the red laceleaf Japanese maples.  It is also considered to be more cold hardy than most other similar varieties. 
Tamukeyama early springTamukeyama summer










Tamukeyama late summerTamukeyama fall
The bold, lightly cut lobes of 'Tamukeyama' radiate outward from the leaf base.  The lobes are often straight, flat, and have a more spiky appearance than 'Crimson Queen'.  The spring foliage is a good reddish burgundy that deepens into a nice purple color by early summer.  The color holds well in ideal conditions, but it can be expected to become a bronze green with purple tones by late summer.  In fall it becomes a mixture of orange to deep red colors. 

'Tamukeyama' is a fairly vigorous grower, reaching over 10 feet high and 15 feet wide in many years.  The habit is more open than 'Crimson Queen' and 'Red Dragon'.

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