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Yuri Hime Japanese Maple*

Acer palmatum 'Yuri Hime'

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Yuri Hime Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Yuri Hime') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple foliage

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Yuri Hime') at Jim Melka Landscaping & Garden Center

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Description:

A small, globe shaped variety with dense branching and rich green new growth with reddish maroon edges; beautiful hues of yellow, orange and red in the fall; excellent as a small garden accent

Ornamental Features

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple has attractive green foliage throughout the season. The small lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of yellow, orange and red in the fall. It features subtle corymbs of red flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. It produces red samaras from early to mid fall. The rough gray bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Yuri Hime Japanese Maple makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form  Bark 
Ornamental Features

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