Pic of the Day – Acer palmatum ‘Kashima Yatsubusa’

Yatsubusa in the name of a Japanese maple lets you know it will be a dwarf plant.

Yatsubusa in the name of a Japanese maple lets you know it will be a dwarf plant.

We haven’t grown this small Japanese maple for long at the JC Raulston Arboretum but we’re already very fond of it.  It makes a rounded, dwarf tree to about 6′-8′ tall.  New growth emerges pinkish-red in spring and the red quickly migrates to the outer edges of the yellow-green leaves.  The leaves will go green over the summer before turning gold in the fall.  Grow in sun or part shade as a small specimen or in a container.  It is also prized as a bonsai subject.

New growth makes a colorful display.

New growth makes a colorful display.

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