'Tamukeyama' is one of the older Japanese maple cultivars with records dating back to the year 1710. This beautiful tree has outstanding foliage color throughout the seasons. Tamukeyama's new foliage is a deep crimson-red when unfolding but soon turns to a dark-purple red. It is an excellent shade of dark red that holds until late summer. Its fall color is a bright scarlet. Experts claim that in the state of Oregon 'Tamukeyama' holds its deep color better than any other cultivar. Growers throughout the United States say that this cultivar does well in both heat and humidity. This hardy plant has a strong cascading form. Tamukeyama reaches 5 to 7 feet in height in ten years. This cultivar is considered by many to be the best, and the connoisseurs choice in red dissectums. Awards: Gold Medal from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.