Acer Palmatum Shaina

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Acer Palmatum Shaina

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  • Dense, compact, globe-shaped dwarf Maple
  • Bright red leaves transform into dark maroon
  • Subtle Autumn foliage shifts to bright crimson
  • Ideal for planter pots or rock gardens
  • Foliage Type: Deciduous, Globe shape
  • Suitable for Full Sun and Semi-Shade



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This brilliant dwarf maple provides beauty and charm. A dense and compact dwarf maple, Acer Palmatum Shaina is suitable for bonzi, feature planter pots and layered planting in a Japanese style rock garden. Its vibrant red leaves transition to deep maroon, offering subtle yet enchanting Autumn hues.


Product Specifications

  • Botanical Name: Acer Palmatum Shaina
  • Mature Height: 2 meters
  • Mature Width: 1.5 meters
  • Foliage: Maroon – burgundy
  • Form/Habit: Dwarf, globe shape, compact
  • Uses: Feature / Specimen tree, rock garden, bonzi
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Soil: Most soil types, though prefers well-draining, slightly acidic soil
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Drought Hardy: Moderate
  • Sun: Full sun – partial shade; prefers slight wind protection
  • Water Requirement: Low – medium
  • Planter Suitability: Yes
  • Maintenance: Low, no need for pruning


Commonly Asked Questions

Will the foliage on Acer Palmatum Shaina change during Autumn?

The leaves on Shaina maples will change from maroon / burgundy foliage to a crimson tone for Autumn. Because the leaves of this Maple are dark, the Autumn transformation is more subtle than with a green-tone Japanese Maple. Please note that colour change can differ yearly; it will also depend on your plant’s health and the plants.


Are Shaina Japanese Maples suitable for planter pots?

Yes, they are. Be sure you are selecting a pot with plenty of room for the plant to grow; you may find that the pot size needs to be increased in a few years. The compact size of Shaina Standards makes them especially ideal for planter pots. The “Stem” of the plant will remain the same size, while the “Head” of the plant will continue to grow. Please note that, like with all plants, they will grow quicker in the ground than in a pot; however, if you have a small garden, courtyard, or paved area or are in a rental property, this can be a good thing, depending on your needs. Please ensure you use quality soil in your pot, slow-release fertilisers, and keep up the watering, as pots dry out more quickly than ground planting.


Do I need to prune my Japanese Maple?

There is no need to prune your Maple; sit back and enjoy the glorious natural form of your Japanese Maple. Pruning can be effective if you want to open your Maple into a specific canopy shape. Otherwise, it’s best left alone to Mother Nature.