Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo'
Common name: 
Shindeshojo Japanese Maple
Pronunciation: 
A-ser pal-MAY-tum
Family: 
Aceraceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
A. p. var. atropurpureum ‘Shindeshojo’ or ‘Shin Deshojo’
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub or very small tree, may mature at about 6.5 ft (2 m), almost as wide as tall, twiggy with age.  Bark is reddish brown.  Leaves simple, opposite, small, 3-4 cm long, 7(5) lobed, leaves on vigorous shoots may be 6-7 cm long, in spring foliage is flaming scarlet or crimson scarlet, the color is retained for about a month, then reddish green to dull green in mid-summer, fall colors are reds and orange.
  • Sun to part shade, well-drained soil.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6   
  • Shindeshojo or Shin Deshojo: shin, new and Deshojo, an earlier cultivar from which it was selected.
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