Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Planted - May 2021
I've posted quite a bit about Japanese gardening and Japanese-inspired gardening over the years on the blog and dedicated a whole post last year to talking about Japanese Maple trees. Well, the impulse to buy one got the best of me and I came home with a new tree for the yard. This is the second tree planted this year - the first was the bareroot Shagbark Hickory. This post is about the second: a Tamukeyama Japanese Maple tree that I bought at Home Depot. Here's the tag from this tree:
And here's the tree as it stood pre-planting:
And, the price: $69.98 with a Menards-matching 11% rebate bringing the total for this tree down to $62.28.
The best gardens create a sense of movement and mystery. The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum) will give you both and more!
The Tamukeyama Japanese Maple Tree is a garden designer's favorite because of its texture, deep red leaf color, size, and cascading habit. It has been in production for over 300 years, a selection from the Kobayashi Nursery of old.
This lovely cascading maple covers itself in finely cut, delicate leaves. This outstanding foliage earns this beautiful deciduous tree its nicknames, Laceleaf and Cutleaf Maple, because its leaves are finely textured and deeply lobed. These long and narrow leaves are as elegant as lace. And its plum-color shines all spring into fall, which adds to the overall visual impact.
This delightful tree takes on a breath-taking, weeping shape which is quite dramatic and impactful. And these branches droop all the way to the ground.
2017 (9 planted. 3 Died. 6 of the original annual total alive now):
1. Flowering Pear in backyard on north side.
3. Japanese flowering cherry
4 and 5: 2 Lindens that I espalier'd and placed by the south fence line near our kitchen windows.
7. Nat's Saucer Magnolia in our front yard
9. A Crimson King Norway Maple near the trampoline
2018 (17 planted. 2 Died and weren't replaced yet. 2 were replacement from 2017. 15 of the original annual total alive now):
10. Another flowering pear from Earth Day 2018
11. Red Maple Sun Valley tree from Earth Day 2018.
13. The weeping flowering cherry tree that the Babe planted for Earth Day 2018.
14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21. These Frans Fontaine Hornbeams.
22. A replacement Chanticleer Pear tree (3" caliper) out front by our garage
25. Our replanted/replacement Dawn Redwood. Same spot as the first.
26. This teeny-tiny Bald Cypress that I planted in the front yard, in between our driveway and our neighbor to the north.
33. My new Weeping White Spruce that will only grow about 4' wide placed near the fence line alongside the espalier'd Lindens.
34. A NEW Dwarf Alberta Spruce planted near the south fence line. Our first "dwarf" tree.
38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45. These apple trees in a Belgian Fence espalier.
46. A small Northern Red Oak tree - our first Oak tree planted.
47. A 'decapitated' Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud that I planted on a whim.
48. A replacement (from the nursery) Lavender Twist Redbud planted close to the brother.
49. A tall(ish) London Plane tree that suffered some transplant and frost shock, but seemed to recover.