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Higasa Yama Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Higasa Yama'

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Higasa Yama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Higasa Yama') at Vandermeer Nursery

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple foliage

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple foliage

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Higasa Yama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Higasa Yama') at Vandermeer Nursery

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Higasa Yama') at Vandermeer Nursery

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple foliage

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7a

Other Names:  Higasayama

Description:

This interesting variety features striking green leaves with wide creamy variegation and rose edges which emerge pinkish in spring; habit is upright to almost columnar making it quite unique among most Japanese maples, an ideal accent for the landscape

Ornamental Features

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple has attractive deciduous green foliage edged in creamy white with hints of rose which emerges rose in spring. The small lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of gold and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Higasa Yama Japanese Maple is a fine choice for the yard, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, this plant may be too tender to survive the winter if left outdoors in a container. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening  Garden  Container 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features
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