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Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Inabe Shidare’

Japanese maple 'Inaba-shidare'

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMarch & June
  • Height2m to 2.5m
  • Spread4m to 2.5m
  • Speed of GrowthModerate
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Flower ColourBurgundy
  • Leaf ColourBurgundy to red
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer palmatum ‘Dissectum Inabe Shidare’ (Japanese maple 'Inaba-shidare'). A small, yet vigorous shrub with deeply divided burgundy leaves turning bright red in autumn. It has a weeping habit and burgundy flowers.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Japan, Korea, China

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -45°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

It will prefer warmer climates than most other maples. It will need shade and shelter or the leaves may shrivel.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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