Acer palmatum Tattoo is miniature maple with leaf characteristics similar to Mikawa yatsubusa and Japanese Princess. As the leaves emerge they overlap each other to form tight bunches. In the spring the leaves are light green turning to a darker green in summer. Fall color changes from yellow to orange with some red tints. This maple can handle mostly sun to partial shade in well drained soil. In 10 years this little cutie will only be 2′ tall and wide.
Acer palmatum Tattoo is so small and slow growing I recommend that you grow it in a container and place it on a deck or patio. Sometimes it is grafted onto a standard – a root stock that is grafted high, possible 12-15″ above the soil. However, the maples I have available for sale are low grafts and the branching begins very close to the soil.
If you love Japanese Maples as much as I do, you can learn more about these amazing trees by joining the Facebook Group – Japanese Maples and Conifers.I also recommend you join the Maple Society North American Branch both are free to join – you just have to be a Facebook member. The contributors to the groups have a wealth of experience and post many photos.
Limited availability: Some of my 1, and 2 gallon sizes are in Root Pouches. Please read before you plant.