If you are a collector of dwarf Japanese maple trees, or if you are looking for the best ever, containerized banzai plant, then the Acer palmatum &bul; Tamukeyama&bul; may be the one that you have been looking for. This maple tree only grows to about 5 feet tall and is cold-hardy in zones 5-9, and tolerates the heat and high humidity of the South. The Tamukeyama is the most sun resistant of the Japanese dwarf maples and grows best in rich organic soil profiles. The outstanding delicate, fine-cut, segmented leaves are red-purple in color and will hold their bright colors throughout the entire growing season and turn brilliant crimson in the fall. This tree was the award winner of the Gold Medal of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and is considered to be the best and oldest of the Japanese red banzai maple trees.