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Acer palmatum 'Beni-maiko' | Japanese maple 'Beni-maiko' - Bushy - 100-150cm - 20lt

Acer palmatum 'Beni-maiko' | Japanese maple 'Beni-maiko' - Bushy - 100-150cm - 20lt

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Acer palmatum 'Beni-maiko' is a popular Japanese maple cultivar known for its stunning crimson-red foliage that emerges in the spring and deepens to a rich burgundy color in the summer and fall. The name 'Beni-maiko' translates to "red dancing girl" in Japanese, and this cultivar certainly lives up to its name with its graceful and eye-catching appearance.

This deciduous tree typically grows to a height of 8-12 feet with a spread of 6-10 feet, making it a great choice for smaller gardens or as a container plant. The leaves are deeply lobed and have a delicate, lacy appearance, adding a touch of elegance to any landscape.

In addition to its stunning foliage, 'Beni-maiko' also produces small red flowers in the spring that give way to winged samaras, or "helicopter" seeds, in the fall. The tree prefers partial shade and well-drained soil, and is generally low-maintenance, making it an excellent choice for both novice and experienced gardeners alike.

Overall, Acer palmatum 'Beni-maiko' is a striking and versatile tree that adds a touch of elegance and beauty to any garden or landscape.

When fully mature, Acer palmatum 'Beni-maiko' can reach a height of up to 12 feet with a spread of 6-10 feet. However, the ultimate size of the tree will depend on factors such as the growing conditions, pruning practices, and other environmental factors. This cultivar is considered to be a slow-growing tree, which makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens or as a container plant. With its compact size and graceful appearance, 'Beni-maiko' is a great choice for adding a touch of elegance and beauty to any outdoor space.

  • Common Name

    Beni Maiko Japanese Maple, Red Hired Dancing Girl

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub or small tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, small, red

  • Foliage

    5-lobed leaves, bright red in spring, pinkish-red and green in summer, orange and fiery red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    5-10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

compact, bushy

Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing or East–facing, sheltered from winds

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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Arundel Arboretum Ltd Scotland Barn Chichester Road Arundel West Sussex BN18 0AD

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