Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

Acer palmatum ‘Omure Yama’

Omure Yama wins my best in fall foliage for a Japanese maple. This variety grows relatively fast and car reach 15’ tall and as wide. Lime green new growth in the spring has an orange leaf edge that always brings a smile to the first timer with this species. . But it’s the fall show that gets the A+. In my mind, this is just the right combination of reds and yellows to say “Hey! Look at me!” Omure Yama is fast growing and upright as a young tree. Once a small tree or large shrub in the landscape, this variety begins to exhibit a slight cascading habit with new growth that is quite attractive.