Acer palmatum 'Tattoo' _ Japanese Maple _
This sculptural Japanese maple is similar to the popular ‘Mikawa yatsubusa’, but has a more compact branching habit. Tattoo seems to grow more slowly, eventually developing a somewhat rounded crown. Its slow rate of growth makes Tattoo another excellent choice to grow in containers or for bonsai. The prolific flowers not only attract honeybees and other beneficial pollinators but also give way to colorful samaras (seeds) in late summer.