Acer palmatum Kenbu
$50.00 – $100.00
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Acer palmatum Kenbu is a very rare dwarf Japanese Maple with an upright form that resembles black bamboo. Pretty green lobes are deeply cut, nearly to the petiole. Light green leaves with dark bark make this cultivar very unique. The first one I saw was in 2017 and I was hooked. This maple I sold in 2017 was stunning and I began my quest to grow Kenbu and add it to my website. This is a moderate growing maple that may add 12″-15″ a year with good growing conditions. Remember Japanese Maples need good drainage – the most important aspect of planting your maple is the right location with adequate drainage – planting in clay soil is a killer. For more information see Planting Japanese Maples.
I have added a photo showing the contrast between the bark and the leaves. I hope to have some other photos later this year to show off this beauty. Kenbu can handle full sun to partial shade in well-drained soil is best. Fall color ranges from orange to red. Estimated height is 6′ tall in 10 years. Once established this maple is hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5.
Looks like bamboo – but doesn’t spread.
Photo of Kenbu leaves in my inventory.
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