Acer palmatum 'Mikazuki' is a very attractive variety. The deeply divided leaves, almost to the leaf base. Each lobe has rolled down margins so that it appears narrow and long. The spring leaves emerge with a bright pink background and green network of veins. The autumn colour is an unusually deep bright orange with green veins.
This hardy, bushy cultivar can grow to 2.5 m high and about half as wide in 10 years.
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.