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Acer palmatum 'Tsuma-gaki'

Acer palmatum 'Tsuma gaki' - Red Fingernails Japanese Maple - Photo Courtesy of Iseli Nursery

Acer palmatum 'Tsuma gaki' - Red Fingernails Japanese Maple - Photo Courtesy of Iseli Nursery

More About Acer palmatum 'Tsuma-gaki'

  • Flowers are red, small and insignificant
  • Medium-sized plant with dense, bushy, spreading, layered habit
  • Leaves emerge medium to light green with purple-red fingernails and red petioles
  • Summer colour shows green on dark green variegation
  • Excellent red fall colour
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Tsuma-gaki means "red fingernail" in Japanese.

Zone:

5

Height:

200-250 cm

Spread:

200-250 cm
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Red Fingernails 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. 


Acer palmatum 'Tsuma-gaki' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Spreading
Tiered
Upright

Foliage Color

Red
Green

Landscape uses

Specimen