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Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

Japanese Maple
Zone: 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 10 feet , Maximum 12 feet
Width: Minimum 8 inches, Maximum 8 inches
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PALMATUM, variegated. The name means "floating clouds," and it is a fitting description of this fine maple. It has green base leaf color, with "floating clouds" of white and pink mixed into the green. Often the edges of the leaf are pink, giving the plant a soft and beautiful appearance. It is important to note that the amount of variegation will vary greatly from year to year, plant to plant, site to site. Place where it receives enough shade to prevent burning of the leaves; however, allow the tree as much sun as possible to develop best color. This is not a rapidly growing plant, but it eventually becomes a multi branched, shrubby small tree.

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Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

The translation of the name of this maple is Floating Cloud which is appropriate if you think of early morning fluffy pink clouds; the foliage on this tree is otherwise indescribable, but it grows slowly to 8'. Zone 6


Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

A 10 foot tall tree with light green leaves heavily speckled with pink and white. Position in partial shade to avoid leaf scorch. Not a fast grower.


Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

One of the loveliest of the variegated maples with soft ; varying combinations of pastel pinks ; whites (like clouds!); slow-growing to a dense 6-10' shrub with small (2") 5-lobed, somewhat-twisted leaves. PSh-Shade/Med


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8 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Bizon Nursery Co. Hubbard, OR Email now 503-682-2435 BB: 1
Bountiful Farms Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-981-7494 Container: 1
Bradshaw Nursery LLC Forest Grove, OR Email now 503-423-7978 BB: X
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  • Don Schmidt Nursery Inc. Boring, OR Email now 503-668-4659 BB: 2
    Ernst Nursery & Farms LLC St. Paul, OR Email now 503-633-8366 BB: X
    Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-585-9835 Container: 3
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 BB: 1 Container: 2
    National Nursery Products Kirkland, WA Email now 425-822-1006 BB: X Container: X