Acer palmatum Mayday

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Acer palmatum Mayday


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Acer palmatum Mayday is related to Mikawa yatsubusa – rare and very collectible.  This slow growing dwarf Japanese Maple can live its whole life in an ornamental container on a patio or deck

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Mayday, an unusual name for an unusual maple is related to Mikawa yatsubusa – but unlike the Mikawa this maple is smaller and a very slow grower similar to Japanese Princess – also related.  Mayday a dwarf shrub-like maple with an irregular form and short internodes.  As the leaves emerge they overlap each other and form tight bunches while the structure of the trunk is unique – the branches seem to layer and twist to form a natural looking bonsai.  Spring foliage is pinkish white, turning blonde-green by early summer. Fall color transitions from yellow to orange and sometimes crimson. Morning sun in well-drained soil is preferred with some shade during the late afternoon.  This is a very, very slow growing maple.  Estimated size is 3′ tall by 3′ wide in 10 years. Once established this cultivar is hardy to -20 degrees. USDA zone 5.

Like any Japanese Maple some pruning is necessary to form the structure of the tree and to remove dead branches. Discovered and introduced by Talon Buchholz for his Flora Wonder ™ Collection at Buchholz Nursery. For more information on pruning your maples please see Pruning Japanese Maples.

Note: Additional 1 gallon Acer palmatum Mayday maples will be available April/May 2019.

Limited availability.

The first photo of Mayday is one in my inventory. The next three are courtesy of Buchholz Nursery.  The last photo is a Mayday maple next to a Japanese Princess, both 1 gallon size.


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