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Kamagata Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Kamagata'

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Kamagata Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Kamagata') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Acer palmatum 'Kamagata'

Acer palmatum 'Kamagata'

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Kamagata Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Kamagata') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Acer palmatum 'Kamagata' foliage

Acer palmatum 'Kamagata' foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 4 feet

Spread: 3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 5b


An unbelievable introduction, this dwarf looks exactly like a miniature version of a large Japanese maple, even has its own trunk; beautiful fall colors, excellent for bonsai and containers or as a rock garden accent

Ornamental Features:

Kamagata Japanese Maple has attractive light green foliage edged in red which emerges rose in spring. The small lobed palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding gold in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes:

Kamagata Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous dwarf tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance dwarf tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Kamagata Japanese Maple is ideal for use as a garden accent or patio feature, and is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use
  • Mass Planting
  • Container Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens

Plant Characteristics:

Kamagata Japanese Maple will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This dwarf tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, neutral soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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