Acer palmatum 'Yama nishiki' | Cultivar Spotlight
Acer palmatum 'Yama nishiki'
'Yama nishiki' is an exquisite upright Japanese maple with a captivating reticulated pattern. The delicate interplay of bright white and green veins evokes the breathtaking beauty of snow-capped mountain peaks, which inspired the name of this remarkable cultivar. During the autumn season, this maple displays a stunning array of colors ranging from vibrant orange to deep red. Over a span of 10 years, 'Yama nishiki' can grow to an impressive height of 8-10 ft.
The unique variegation on 'Yama nishiki' remains stable as long as specific environmental conditions are met. To achieve the most striking variegated leaves, it is crucial to experience a cool spring, which encourages the maple to unfurl its foliage gradually. Additionally, shielding the tree from the intense afternoon sun will help preserve the richness of its colors.