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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
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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. 


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)