Weeping Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tree

Weeping Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tree

  • Cold hardy

  • Fast growing

  • Shade tree

Regular price $49.95

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  • Ships in 2-3 business days
  • Buy direct from the grower
  • Family owned farm since 1980
  • You're good to grow this in Zone X


Add a luscious burst of purple red color to your landscape with the vigorous growing Weeping Tamukeyama Japanese Maple tree!

Botanically name Acer palmatum dissectum ‘Tamukeyama’ – this ornamental tree comes with many nicknames including the Weeping Japanese Maple Tree, Laceleaf Maple Tree, or Cutleaf Maple Tree due to its lacy and elegant leaves. Emerging a bright red color in early spring, the Tamukeyama Japanese Maple leaf eventually fades into shades of dark burgundy and crimson through summer and fall. Being a deciduous tree, it will lose its crimson red foliage color during winter to expose its bare form. The lacy foliage is uniquely elongated and as delicate as lace with long deep lobes.

With waxy, deep red bark and graceful cascading branches,  the Acer Tamukeyama tree puts on a delightful show in the landscape throughout every season. Seeing its unparalleled charm in person is the only way to experience the full effect of this Dwarf Weeping Japanese Maple variety.

It’s best to enjoy this small tree somewhere in the landscape where it can be seen as a focal point in the front yard. Plant the Weeping Laceleaf Japanese Maple tree in small gardens needing a little extra shade, in oriental themed gardens, woodland gardens, or even in containers for small spaces.


The Tamukeyama Japanese maple tree prefers full sun to partial sunlight and well-drained soil for best results. A planting site with afternoon shade and protection from the hot afternoon sun works best for the deepest of fall colors to emerge. This is especially true for southern climates with hot summer months — part shade is essential for the tree’s health.

This cold-hardy Japanese maple cultivar is low maintenance and easy to grow. The best USDA hardiness zones in the United States for the Tamukeyama Laceleaf Japanese Maple are growing zones 5-8.

How to Plant Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

Planting Acer Palmatum Tamukeyama is easy! Your beautiful tree will arrive potted and should be watered well as soon as you take it out of the box. Dig a hole about 2-3x as large as the root zone. Place the tree into the planting hole and backfill with native soil or amended soil like our slightly Acidic Potting Mix. Firmly compact the soil around the root ball, making sure not to smoosh the roots or get too much soil near the trunk. Mulch with a thick 2 inch layer of organic matter to help retain moisture and protect the root systems during winter. Water well the first year of planting to establish a strong system. Read more about How to Plant a Maple Tree.

How Fast Does a Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Grow

The Tamukeyama Japanese maple size is up to 6-10 feet tall and 10-12 feet wide at maturity. It forms a dome wider than its height to offer a beautiful burst of color all season long. The Tamukeyama Japanese maple growth rate is moderate and can grow up to 1-2 feet per year. The addition of a slow release fertilizer applied in early spring will help give the upright tree a boost of nutrients it needs to grow healthy and strong!

How to Prune Tamukeyama Japanese Maple

You can keep Tamukeyama Japanese maple pruned to any desired size and shape that fits in your landscape. Or you can allow it to grow into its natural form. The best time to prune dwarf Japanese maples is in late winter or early spring while the weeping tree is dormant for best results & to see branch patterns. You can prune back any dead branches or crossed branches at any time of the year and this will not harm the tree. Always make clean cuts with sterilized pruning shears or loppers.

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Shipping information

Once your Weeping Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tree order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

Growing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order and the destination it is being shipped. Please see the chart on the Shipping Info page to get an exact amount. We frequently have a free shipping promotion to help you save!


Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

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Botanical Name
Acer palmatum dissectum 'Tamukeyama'

Partial Sun / Partial Shade

Foliage Color

Mature Width
10-12 ft

Mature Height
6-10 ft

Growing Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

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