This unique Asian maple has very large rounded leaves and excellent fall color.  'Yama kage' is similar to the fern leaf maple 'Aconitfolium', but with fuller leaves.  The large leaves and irregular upright growth give this maple a distinct appearance even among other unusual Japanese maples.


Bright green in spring

Deep green in summer

Yellow, orange and red in fall


Strongly upright and moderately vigorous

Approximate mature size:

15 to 25 feet tall

10 to 15 feet wide

Yama kage

Fowler Maples