Shaina Acer palmatum
Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
Shaina is ideal for use as a hedge, foundation subject, or border standout. The habit it unusual for Japanese Maple: it branches lushly right down to the ground. Coupled with the maroon to scarlet foliage, this creates a nice "wall" of rich red hues!
But the best show is in autumn, when the weather turns cold and the leaves acquire brighter and brighter tints of pure red. The foliage remains for several weeks before dropping to the ground (and the scarlet pool of color this creates is beautiful as well!). You will treasure Shaina in every season!
Especially choice shrubs or small trees, Japanese Maples are magnificent in form and foliage, delicately textured in spring and summer, and, in many cases, unequalled in fall color. Very tolerant of heat and humidity, they add year-round interest to the garden. Their beauty increases with age making them a lifetime investment in the landscape.
We are pleased to offer this choice Japanese Maple, a proven performer in American gardens. Expect it to grow 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide within 6 to 8 years. Plant in sun to part shade and well-drained, but evenly moist soil. Zones 5-9.
|Item Form||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||5 - 9|
|Plant Height||4 ft - 5 ft|
|Plant Width||3 ft - 4 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Easy Care Plants, Fall Color|
|Foliage Color||Burgundy, Red|
|Light Requirements||Part Shade|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Resistance||Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant|
|Soil Tolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Specimen|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii|
Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:
1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".
2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.
3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.
4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.