A top choice for adding texture, color and contrast to your garden, this dwarf Japanese maple tree is a real gem. Its exquisite, thin-textured leaves unfold in light yellow-gold hues in the spring. They mature to medium green before turning golden-orange in the fall. The leaves' outer portions have bright red tips. This dwarf Japanese maple is considered one of the top maples for bonsai. It can be pruned to create a near-perfect Japanese maple specimen. Its outstanding structure, color and dense foliage make it one of the most sought-after Japanese maple trees. Acer palmatum 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'
Planting InstructionsDig a hole large enough to accommodate roots without bending them. Firm well and water thoroughly
Winter CareNot needed
Foliage TypeDeeply lobed and quite elongated
Soil RequirementAny well drained soil
PruningVery little pruning is need to maintain a beautiful specimen; only remove poorly developed branches, dead wood or broken limbs.
Unique Characterstics'Mikawa Yatsubusa' is an outstanding dwarf Japanese maple that is arguably one of the top three maples in the world today when it comes to bonsai. This dwarf tree has outstanding structure, color and dense foliage. The leaves on this little dwarf overlap one another like shingles on a roof. When the leaves first unfold in the spring they are a light yellow-green color. The thin-textured leaves become a medium green as they mature. The medium green leaf color turns golden-orange in the fall. The outer portion of the leaves have bright red tips. The leaves are slightly longer than those of other dwarf forms. The growth structure is multi-branched, forming a compact little plant. 'Mikawa Yatsubusa' is always in great demand and when pruned can look like a near perfect Japanese maple specimen.