Acer miyabei

Miyabe Maple

Acer miyabei - Miyabe Maple

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune when sap stops running which is usually in midsummer.

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This is a very adaptable, hardy tree with multiple seasons of interest and a great choice for creating shade.

  • Vibrant butter-yellow fall foliage
  • Great shade tree
  • Crisp, dark green summer leaves

This is a medium to large tree that is ideal for the large yard or park.

Height: 30-60 ft
Spread: 20-50 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: Green

Interesting Notes about Miyabe Maple:

This tree is not easy to propagate, but there are some experiments with grafting that will help to make this plant more available to consumers.  It is on the endangered list in some countries so is definitely one for the collector.  It grows naturally in moist, well-drained soils along riverbanks and the branching sweeps low to the ground.  The tree does produce fruit which are referred to as samaras (or helicopters) that mature in fall.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Cold Tolerant
  • Focal Point
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Fall Color

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Songbirds


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water