Japanese Maple: Floating Cloud

deeply divided variegated leaves of white and green, tinged pink that turn amber in autumn

acer palmatum: ukigumo
aka the ‘floating cloud’ maple
  • deciduous tree
  • small, slow-growing
  • divided, palmate lobed foliage
  • mottled and variegated leaves
  • white and green, pink tinged in Spring
  • orange-red in Autumn

H 3m
S 3m


moist well-drained

Notes: Purchased this and two other Acers nearly two decades ago. Loved the variegation on this one but it is too often spoiled by leaf scorch – needs more protection from wind. Spring 2021 – potted up to slightly larger size.To move to Japanese garden in Spring 2023 but keep potted for a while.