Red Fingernails Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Tsuma-gaki'

  • Flowers are red, small and insignificant
  • Medium-sized plant with dense, bushy, spreading, layered habit
  • Leaves emerge medium to light green with purple-red fingernails and red petioles
  • Summer colour shows green on dark green variegation
  • Excellent red fall colour
  • Bloom Time: Spring

ZONE:
5

HEIGHT:
200-250 cm

SPREAD:
200-250 cm

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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. 

Additional Notes about Red Fingernails Japanese Maple:


Tsuma-gaki means "red fingernail" in Japanese.

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
Red
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen