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Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'

Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa' is reknown for its ornamental leaf and branch structure. This Japanese maple grows multiple branches where leaves form a tight, layered effect. Naturally, the branches and leaves can form shapes that are attractive ornamentally. Due to the dense foliage, 'Mikawa Yatsubusa' prunes very well and is used commonly in bonsai or penjing.

Spring leaves emerge light green and slowly darken into summer. In the fall, the foliage transform to a fiery red. 'Mikawa Yatsubusa' is a dwarf shrub that is slow growing and reaches 3' tall x 4' wide in 10 years. It's small size makes it well suited for an ornamental planter or smaller garden landscape. It may not have the vibrant colors that other maples have, but its shape and form are unmatached.