Low, bushy habit branches right down to the ground.
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Shaina Japanese Maple

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 35851
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Acer palmatum 'Shaina'

The colors just get brighter on this dwarf as the seasons progress!
Unusual dwarf, bushy, tufted habit and spectacular foliage! Originally discovered as a witch's broom mutation on the popular Japanese Maple Bloodgood, the leaves of Shaina open a rich shade of maroon in spring, keeping their burgundy-wine color all summer long. Then in autumn, they turn brilliant scarlet!

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)
5 - 9
4 ft - 5 ft
3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics
Easy Care Plants, Fall Color
Foliage Color
Burgundy, Red
Light Requirements
Part Shade
Moisture Requirements
Moist,  well-drained
Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance
Clay, Normal,  loamy
Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental, Specimen
Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Hawaii
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ACER Palmatum
Japanese Maple


In northern zones, choose a location which receives full sun. Farther south, the location should be partially shaded. Bright sun helps produce the deepest colors in red cultivars. Soil should be rich and well-drained, high in organic content with ample moisture. Shelter from drying winter winds is desirable, particularly in the northern portion of its range.


Formative pruning is desirable, as is spur pruning for those cultivars with interesting bark coloration (A. ‘Sango Kaku’, for example). Such pruning should be done in late summer or early fall and, at the same time, any dead branches should be cut back to live wood. Water well during periods of drought, especially in the first 2 to 3 years after planting.


Zones 5 to 8

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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.

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