Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
Shaina Japanese Maple
A. p. var. atropurpureum ‘Shaina’
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub or very small tree, dwarf, to about 6 ft (~2 m) tall, upright, dense. Leaves simple, opposite, deeply divided, at first bright red than dark maroon-red.
- Sun to part shade, well-drained soil
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Found and named by William Schwartz, Green Mansions Nursery, Pennsylvania in the late 1960s, A mutant of A. palmatum var. atropurpureum (van Gelderen and van Geldern, 1999). Some say it was a sport of ‘Bloodgood’