Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

Floating Cloud Japanese Maple

Deciduous Tree

New growth is nearly white, with tones of pink. The variegated foliage of floating cloud maple (Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo') beams and shines in a shady setting and is most striking when placed in front of dark evergreen background.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Shade, Part Shade, Filtered Sun, Open Shade


Size: 60 - 96 tall x 48 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Attractive Foliage, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Variegated, Ivory / Cream

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Container, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: canopy
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Suitable Substitutes

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