Acer palmatum ‘Kashima’

('Kashima', Japanese Maple)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Kashima is a beautiful dwarf Acer palmatum that emerges with bright yellow-green leaves with brick orange margins in the spring. Later on into summer the leaves turn a pleasing light green. Fall color is yellow. Kashima is hardy and will form a dense shrub to about 6 feet tall and equally as wide or wider.

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Easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Grows well in sandy loams. May be grown in full sun in the northern parts of its growing range, but prefers some part afternoon shade in the southern parts of its growing range. New foliage may scorch in full sun locations in hot summers areas, particularly if soils are not kept consistently moist. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Avoid hot and dry sites. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Pruning is best kept to a minimum, but if needed should be done in late fall to mid winter. Spring or summer pruning often results in significant bleeding.

Additional information

Common Name

'Kashima', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Kashima'


30 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


4 to 6 ft.


6 to 8 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color

reddish orange to light green

Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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