Japanese maple ‘Osakazuki’ (Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’)
The Japanese maple ‘Osakazuki’ (Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’) forms a small tree up to 6m high and 6m wide.
The green leaves of the Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ are larger than most Japanese maples and turn to bright red colors in autumn before falling. It produces delicate red-winged seeds in late summer.
Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ is one of the most beautiful trees to add color to the garden in autumn.
Plant profileCommon name: Japanese maple 'Osakazuki'
Scientific name: Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki'
Plant type: Trees
Height: 3m - 8m
Spread: 3m - 8m
Foliage color: Green (spring), Green (summer), Orange (autumn), Red (autumn), Red (summer)
Season of interest: Autumn, Spring, Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained
Garden type: Architectural, City & Courtyard Gardens, Japanese Garden, Patio & Container Garden, Rock & Gravel Garden
Planting type: Containers & Pots, Flower borders and bedding, Low Maintenance
How to plant
It should be planted in soil that retains moisture but drains well, in a position of full sun or partial shade. It can be grown in a large pot.
Like most japanese maples, it does not tolerate cold winds well and should therefore be planted in a sheltered position from the wind.
It is propagated by grafting. Don’t miss our guide about grafting japanese maples.