Acer palmatum 'Ichigyoji' is almost identical to 'Osakazuki' except for the autumn colour which is an intense brilliant yellow or orange-yellow, while Osakazuki is crimson. 'Ichigyoji' stands out from other maples because of its large leaves and flamboyant colour. During summer the leaves are green. Each leaf has seven broadly ovate lobes which taper to a sharply pointed tip.
It has an upright broad habit with a round head. At maturity, it can attain a height of 7m.
Thrives in full sun or part shade, but produces the best leaf colour in part shade. An easy to grow tree, requiring little or no maintenance. if pruning is required, it should be carried out in the dormant season.
A spectacular addition to any garden and a perfect specimen plant.
Should be grown in moist but well-drained soil. Leaf colour is best in partial shade but the full sun can be tolerated.
Like all Maples, this one is very easy to maintain. It doesn't require any pruning routine. Remove any dead or damaged branches. The best time to prune is the late autumn or winter when the plant is fully dormant.
In spring you may add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser or organic matter around the base of the plant.