Acer palmatum ‘Chitose-yama’

Japanese maple

  • Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Chitose-yama'
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous

Acer palmatum is a deciduous, woody shrub native to parts of Asia and Russia. There are many garden-worthy cultivars available, which have been bred for their leaf shapes and colours.


Acer palmatum ‘Chitose-yama’ is a medium-sized Japanese maple, with a compact, mounding habit. Leaves emerge a light red, maturing to bronxe-green, before turning scarlet in autumn. ‘Chitose-yama’ also bears small, purple flowers. 

How to grow Acer 'Chitose-yama'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

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Do not Prune in January

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Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Acer 'Chitose-yama' and wildlife

Acer 'Chitose-yama' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer 'Chitose-yama' poisonous?

Acer 'Chitose-yama' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Acer 'Chitose-yama'