Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo'
Shindeshojo Japanese Maple
A. p. var. atropurpureum ‘Shindeshojo’ or ‘Shin Deshojo’
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.