Acer palmatum Tamuke yama is one of the oldest known lace leaf weeping maples dating back to at least 1710. Spring color is bright crimson red turning to a strong burgundy in the summer with bronze overtones before it finishes with scarlet red fall color. Tamuke yama holds it color better than most other red lace leaf maples even in high heat and humidity so it is recommended for East coast and Southern climate zones.
All red leaf cultivars must have 5-6 hours of sun each day or the leaf color will lose its red color becoming more greenish. Plan ahead so that as the maple grows shade will not be a problem. Staking a top leader branch is advisable to get the desired height. A canopy or umbrella shape is desired for most lace leaf maples. This cultivar can reach 6′ tall and wide in 10 years. An excellent maple for a water feature or Japanese style garden. Once established this cultivar is hardy to USDA zone 5.
First photo shows dark red summer color courtesy of Talon Buchholz and second photo shows bright crimson fall color in our landscape.