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Acer palmatum 'Higasayama'

Also called Popcorn Maple

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Acer palmatum 'Higasayama' - Higasayama Japanese Maple

More About Acer palmatum 'Higasayama'

  • AKA Acer palmatum 'Higasa yama'
  • Slow-growing
  • Twiggy stems bear tiny crinkled or curled variegated leaves
  • Buds open to pale cream tightly curled leaflets
  • Young green leaves have white markings edged in pink
  • The second flush of growth reveals small, typical, palmate foliage
  • Fall colour is a mixture of orange, dark yellow or red




5-8 m


5-6 m

Higasayama Japanese Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

A showy specimen for the discerning gardener. 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. 

Acer palmatum 'Higasayama' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Landscape uses


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Acer palmatum 'Butterfly'

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