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Acer palmatum from Jojakko-ji Temple Small Leaf Japanese Maple

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Original price $35.00 - Original price $35.00
Original price
$35.00 - $35.00
Current price $35.00
Selected Size: Large 1 gallon

Acer palmatum 

Small Leaf Green Japanese Maple From Jojakko-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Zones 5-9

When Matt and I were filming an episode of Nippon Ni Ikitai for Tokyo TV, were were visiting Jojakko-ji Temple in the Arashiyama area of Kyoto, Japan. This temple is one of the most well known temples in Kyoto for maples and fall color. The owner and head monk of the temple gave us a tour of the gardens around the temple. We recognized the owner was an avid plant lover when he started telling us of the differences in the maples at his temple. With the help of our translator, Matt and I asked him the key question any maple enthusiast would ask, "Of all the maples at Jojakko-ji Temple, what is your favorite tree?". The owner got a big smile on his face and from what we could tell, he said, "follow me" in Japanese. We quickly followed the enthusiastic maple over over to a 20 ft Japanese maple that had quite a bit of age that was displaying a fire-engine red fall color that will would take your breath away. We took some photos, but they do not do it justice. The monk went on to tell us this was his favorite because the foliage was so tiny on this large tree, but it also had brilliant fall color. He then offered that we could collect seed at this tree and even started grabbing seed off the tree and picking up any that fell to the ground.
The large 1 gallon seedlings that came up from this seed is what we are making available for purchase. This is not a graft or clone. Seedlings may have variation from the parent tree, but you are getting a seedling from the monk's favorite tree at one of Kyoto's most prominent temples.  We expect that these green seedling Japanese maples may get get 15-20 ft in 20 years and have a similar fire-engine red fall color. Hurry and get these before they are sold out as I don't know if I will ever be able to offer seedlings like this again.

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 Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.