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A picture of a Japanese Maple 'Kurabeyama'

Japanese Maple 'Kurabeyama'

Acer palmatum (Matsumurae Group) 'Kurabu-yama'

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

4m

3m

Min

4m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Japanese Maple 'Kurabeyama' Overview

Acer palmatum 'Kurabeyama' is a small tree with an upright habit, with deeply divided leaves which emerge brick red and turn mid green with burgundy tints over the summer and then to shades of orange, yellow and sometimes crimson in the autumn. Branches and veins are dark red. The shape of the lobes are said to resemble crab legs, which is reflected in the name 'Kurabu' which translates as 'crab' and 'yama' meaning 'mountain' in Japanese.

Common problems with Japanese Maple 'Kurabeyama'

How to propagate Japanese Maple 'Kurabeyama'

Grafting

Grafting.

Other uses of Japanese Maple 'Kurabeyama'

Grown for its habit and foliage interest.