Job's Nursery and Pumpkin Patch LLC

Helping Tri-City Gardeners Grow Since 1940!

Job's Nursery LLC is a family owned nursery and tree farm that offers a wide selection of outdoor plants that are hardy for our area. We are located just north of Pasco on Columbia River Road.  It's a short trip to a beautiful location to escape the hustle and bustle of your everyday life.



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Japanese Maple, Floating Cloud

Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo'

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Japanese Maple, Floating Cloud (Acer palmatum 'Ukigumo') at Job's Nursery

Japanese Maple, Floating Cloud foliage

Japanese Maple, Floating Cloud foliage

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Height:  15 feet

Spread:  10 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5b


An exciting variegated form of Japanese maple, leaves are cream colored with green splashes and a pink overlay, colors can vary with the seasons, or even tree to tree - no two are alike. Needs afternoon shade and wind protection.

Ornamental Features

Japanese Maple, Floating Cloud is primarily valued in the landscape for its ornamental globe-shaped form. It has attractive creamy white-spotted green foliage with hints of pink which emerges pink in spring. The small lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of yellow, gold and red in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Japanese Maple, Floating Cloud is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and can be pruned at anytime. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Japanese Maple, Floating Cloud is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Japanese Maple, Floating Cloud will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a high canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in partial shade to shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. This plant should be periodically fertilized throughout the active growing season with a specially-formulated acidic fertilizer. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Garden 
Foliage Color  Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features