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Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple*

Acer palmatum 'Beni Tsukasa'

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Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Beni Tsukasa') at GardenWorks

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple foliage

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple foliage

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Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Beni Tsukasa') at GardenWorks

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple in fall

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Beni Tsukasa') at GardenWorks

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple in fall

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Calico Cloth

Description:

One of the most dazzling and dynamic of the Japanese Maples, this variety features small leaves that emerge peachy-pink and fade to complicated tones of green, pink and red over the summer, finally culminating in a brilliant fall display; a superb accent

Ornamental Features

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple has attractive pink-variegated light green foliage which emerges peach in spring. The small lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, 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.

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Beni Tsukasa Japanese Maple will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree 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.

 

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

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Screening 
Applications
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features


Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.