Morrison, Tennessee 931-668-9898


Hikasa yama Japanese Maple

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Acer palmatum ‘Hikasa yama’

The Hikasa yama Japanese Maple is popular for its variegated habit and constant array of changing colors. Leaf color varies wildly on different aged growth and throughout the seasons. The tree has deeply-serrated leaves and showcases pinks, creams, and yellows among its variegation. Fall foliage varies from orange to dark yellow to reddish – a truly spectacular tree. The tree name is also commonly spelled as Higasayama, Hikasayama, and Higasa yama. For more information about the Hikasa yama Japanese Maple and its origin, please visit Planting instruction can be found at


Diseases & Insects

Few, if any




Small, red to purple, May to June, borne in stalked umbels (possibly corymbs), quite attractive on close inspection

Growth Rate

Hardiness Range

zone 5a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?


Leaves are opposite, simple, 2 to 5 inches long, deeply 5 to 7 to 9 lobed, lobes being lance-ovate to lance-oblong in shape, acuminate, subcordate doubly serrate; leaflets emerge from elongated brilliant crimson bud sheaths; leaflets are initially pale cream, tightly curled, and popcorn-like in appearance; unfurled leaves have cream colored variegated lobe margins with light-green vein striping toward the leaf base; during the early spring (first month or so) variegated cream margins have strong pink tones; pink tones fade into summer; in the fall, cream margins take on orange, dark yellow, and occasionally red tones; leaves hold late and are often present into November

Plant Type

Primary Features



25-30 feet tall at maturity with an equal or greater spread

Sun Requirement


What am I buying?

We sell Sango Kaku Japanese Maples as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.

When are plants collected?

Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.

How are plants shipped?

All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.

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