Acer palmatum 'Arakawa'

Acer palmatum 'Arakawa'

Vernacular name: Japanese maple 'Arakawa'
Family: Sapindaceae

Versatility and aesthetics are the ideal adjectives to describe this small, airy Japanese maple. Acer palmatum “Arakawa” is ideal for moist soils and gardens, with a good level of sunshine. Whether it is purely decorative, placed as a screen or planted to help you find inspiration, this tree will surprise you with the evolution of its colors. Its small shiny green star-shaped leaves, tinged with pinkish purple in spring, turn fiery red in autumn. Note also the corky appearance adopted by the plant over time and aging.


Trees and shrubs

Leaf color

  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Red
  • Green

Ground type

  • Acidic
  • Neutral


Zone 7: from -17°C to -12°C

Interesting plant

  • In spring
  • In autumn


5 to 10m
5 to 10m


  • Sunny
  • Part shade

Use in the garden

  • Isolated
  • Park
  • Parterre
  • Pot and tray (terrace and balcony)

Notable interests:

  • Foliage