Japanese Princess is a outstanding dwarf maple that is all pink in the spring to frosted pink and white and then light green or almost light yellow in the summer. The fall color begins pink and can evolve to red.  This little cutie is from a Mikawa yatsubusa parent – a priceless jewel to be treasured because she has Mikawa’s trunk and leaf structure.  As the leaves emerge in the spring they overlap each other and form tight bunches. One of the special characteristics of this maple is the tight leaf clumps on branches that seem to layer to form a natural bonsai shape.  Japanese Princess may reach 4′ high and 3′ wide in 10 years. This Princess deserves to be kept in an ornamental container in the landscape or on a deck where she can be enjoyed up close and personal.

This distinctive maple is best enjoyed in a container, but this does not limit her placement. The container could be a perfect focal point in a small Japanese style garden or near a koi pond.  Relatively easy to grow, even a novice maple collector could not go wrong with this choice. Once established this maple is hardy to – 10 degrees – USDA Zone 6.   This random pink and white seedling was discovered and introduced by Talon at Buchholz Nursery for his Flora Wonder ™ Collection. And she truly is a Japanese Princess.

Limited Availability – Several large 6 and 7 gallon size containers will be available for sale at the nursery and local plant sales. They are too big for me to ship.

The first photo shows early spring color for this little cutie – Japanese Princess – and more detail in the second photo changing from pink to frosted  pink and white on green. Second photo courtesy Buchholz Nursery.