The Mikawa Yatsubusa Japanese maple is grown for its dense, overlapping leaves. The leaves have seven points and are rich green. They turn bright red to maroon in the fall. The tree can grow 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide but is slow growing. It has a round form that is somewhat irregular.
This tree works well as an accent tree in sheltered areas and works well as an understory tree. It prefers part sun, moist, well-drained soils, and shelter from too much wind.