Acer palmatum ‘Kiyohime’ is a charming and dwarf Japanese Maple cultivar prized for its distinctive features. This deciduous shrub typically grows in a mounding form, reaching a mature height of about 1-1.5 metres. The small size and slow growth rate make ‘Kiyohime’ an excellent choice for smaller gardens, containers, or as a bonsai specimen.
The leaves of ‘Kiyohime’ are deeply lobed and emerge in spring with a vibrant green color. As summer progresses, the foliage maintains its lush green hue. In autumn, the leaves transition to shades of yellow, orange, and red, creating a visually striking display.
This cultivar prefers well-drained, moist soil and benefits from partial shade, especially in regions with hot afternoon sun. ‘Kiyohime’ is appreciated for its compact size, attractive foliage, and suitability for small spaces or container gardening.