Acer palmatum ‘Kashima’

Japanese maple

  • Botanical name: Acer palmatum 'Kashima'
  • Common name: Japanese maple
  • Family: Sapindaceae
  • Plant Type: Tree, Deciduous
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Acer palmatum ‘Kashima’

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 ‘Kashima’ is a very small, slow growing Japanese maple, with palmate leaves. It’s perfect for growing in a small garden or even a large container. Spring leaves emerge orange, fading to yellow with maturity before becoming bright orange in autumn.


For best results, grow Acer palmatum ‘Kashima’ in sun or partial shade, and protect it from the harshest winds, which may cause leaf scorch. 

How to grow Acer 'Kashima'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    90cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Shade type: Damp
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Acer 'Kashima' and wildlife

Acer 'Kashima' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Acer 'Kashima' poisonous?

Acer 'Kashima' 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 'Kashima'