Acer palmatum ‘Tsuma Gaki’ • Nail’s Edge Japanese Maple

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2011 additions in areas B and D.  They look splendidly standing alone in both areas.

Edited on 11/25/13 + new fall picks…

[The text below was prepared by SJG Plant Committee for docent maple training in fall 2013]

There is one in area D.

The growth is upright and round-shaped to 10 feet tall and wide The 5 (sometimes7) lobed leaves emerge drooping from the petioles, and are soft yellow-green with purple-red tips. The color in summer is deep green. The new leaves are drooping and look like many ‘leaf-hands’ with brightly painted nails.

The meaning of ‘Tsuma Gaki’ is “nails edge.” The tree has excellent fall color of radiant crimsons and reds.

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SJG • 4/26/13 – Acer palmatum ‘”Tsuma Gaki’ • Nail’s Edge Japanese Maple; Area D

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SJG • 4/26/13 – Acer palmatum ‘”Tsuma Gaki’ • Nail’s Edge Japanese Maple; Area D; Leaves and flower

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SJG • 10/22/13 – Acer palmatum ‘”Tsuma Gaki’ • Nail’s Edge Japanese Maple; Area D; same plant in fall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SJG • 10/22/13 – Acer palmatum ‘”Tsuma Gaki’ • Nail’s Edge Japanese Maple; Area D; same plant in fall.LEAVES in fall

From Oakland Nursery:  […] This slow-growing variety has a graceful vase-shaped habit; emerging leaves are red tinged and turn green during summer, leaves appear to droop from the stems; Japanese maples are the most coveted of all small landscape trees. […]

From UBC Botanical Garden:  […] Acer palmatum ‘Tsuma gaki’

New spring growth is wonderful with the tips of the palmate leaves dipped in red. Plant is on the shrubby side… 6′ by 5′ in 5 years in the ground (here in NW CA). Very nice full spectrum fall color…yellow orange to red. […]

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