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Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

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Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo' - Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo' - Japanese Maple

More About Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

  • Green foliage when young becoming variegated
  • As the growth of the plant slows the leaves become spotted with white or pink
  • As the season progresses, or in some shade, the foliage can become mostly white
  • Fall colour can be orange to red

Interesting Notes:

The name means "floating cloud''.

Zone:

5

Height:

3-4 m

Spread:

3-4 m

Floating Clouds Japanese Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade. 

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Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium
Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Spreading
Multi-stem/Clump form
Rounded

Foliage Color

Variegated
Pink
White
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Screening (privacy)

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

Butterfly Japanese Maple