Skip to content

Acer palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa' Lollipop Dwarf Japanese Maple

Save 10% Save 10%
Original price $50.00
Original price $50.00 - Original price $50.00
Original price $50.00
Current price $45.00
$45.00 - $45.00
Current price $45.00
Selected Size: 1 gallon High Graft (12 inch Lollipop)

Acer palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa' Lollipop

Rare Grafted Dwarf Japanese Maple Tree

Zones 5-9

Excellent for Bonsai

2015 Maple of the Year

When we go visit nurseries, we often ask the nurserymen and women, "What is your favorite Japanese maple? 'Mikawa yatsubusa' is definitely the most popular answer. When the North American Branch of the Maple Society started the Maple of the Year Program, 'Mikawa yatsubusa' won the first award.

'Mikawa yatsubusa' is a tightly layering dwarf green Japanese maple. In the spring, the leaves are bright chartreuse green with a red sheath to the petiole. This makes this dwarf with a layering shingle-like habit extremely beautiful. 'Mikawa yatsubusa' is extremely slow growing and difficult to propagate. Fall color on 'Mikawa yatsubusa' is a bright fiery red in the fall color. 'Mikawa yatsubusa' may reach 4-5 ft in 15 years. 'Mikawa yatsubusa' is extremely heat tolerant and overall a very hardy tree. 'Mikawa yatsubusa' is great for container plants, small places in the garden, fairy gardens, and conifer troughs. 

We have an extremely old 'Mikawa yatsubusa' at my uncle's home at Hill Stone Arboretum which serves as one of our display gardens. It is one of the largest 'Mikawa yatsubusa' that I know of. 

1 gallon high grafted ‘Mikawa yatsubusa’ create a lollipop effect , with a straight stalk and the same grafted dwarf starting at a higher point. Most of these lollipop style ‘Mikawa yatsubusa’ are grafted around 12 inches creating a unique way to have ‘Mikawa yatsubusa’ in your garden.


The photo(s) with a MrMaple logo are owned by and cannot be used without expressed written consent. The photos on this page without a MrMaple logo were taken by Talon Buchholz and cannot be used without expressed written consent from the owner.

Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.


Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Robert Johnson
Great shipping as well as quality

I’ve ordered multiple lollipop Mikawas as well as non-grafted, always has been great packaging, surprisingly quick shipping after any order, as well as great quality. It’s not just about ordering trees with this company, they are very educational as well with all their videos for all of us to build knowledge as well as confidence when planting.

Dharma Kennedy
Lollipop beauty

Loved my maple in the form of a lollipop. Arrived healthy and happy. Planted next to dwarf red lion maple and the two compliment each other and look quite nice together,

Lee Graham
So Far So Good

I’m Zone 5 (central VA.). My condo balcony faces NNE. Hoping enough sun. But … new leaves! And I’m keeping soil moist. Also have mixed a few spoonfuls of coffee grounds and crushed egg shells into soil for food.

Am planning on bubble wrapping pot at root level and covering with two paper bags during cold winter nights. I bought because wanted outdoor balcony plant. Wish me luck.

David R.
Healthy and Happy

The plan came well packaged and just as advertised. It has fared well adjusting to the Atlanta heat and putting out new growth.

A Strzelecki
Healthy tree

Impressed with shipping delivery. Potted it into planter and it's doing well. Illinois experiencing large amounts of cicadas, which can lay their eggs in slits they cut in small trees, like the maple. I've had to enclose it with fine netting to protect it... see picture. So far, so good.