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Acer palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa' Dwarf Japanese Maple

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Original price $35.00 - Original price $200.00
Original price $35.00
$35.00 - $290.00
Current price $35.00
Selected Size: Welsh Pot

Acer palmatum 'Mikawa yatsubusa'

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. 


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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 22 reviews
Maria Rivera
Mikawa Yatsubusa

I’m glad I received my order fast. Beautiful in perfect package and condition. I loved it! I really recommend Mr Maple. Thank you!

Beautiful Maple!

Absolutely gorgeous, though on the smaller side.

It wasn't absolutely clear how tall it would be in a small 1 gallon pot, but it’s quite small - maybe 12 inches or so.

It’ll be a few years before I can start training it for bonsai, but looking forward to the changing colors!

Gregory Morden
Mikawa yatsabusa

Arrived in great shape. Excited to plant it.

Marnell Himes-Ushijima

all three trees arrived in excellent condition

Jean Elzayek

Unlike other places that ship bare roots, I received a small maple tree in a small pot, with healthy looking branches and leaves.
Shipping was very quick too.
Highly recommended