Inaba Shidare

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Acer Palmatum Dissectum Inaba Shidare

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  • Also known as “Red Weeping” Japanese Maple
  • Elegant cascading branches with red-purple foliage
  • Foliage transform into Crimson during Autumn
  • Ideal for small gardens, courtyards and pots
  • Suitable for a filtered light position
  • Mature size 2 meters


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If you’re looking for a stunning tree to elevate your landscape design, look no further than Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple.  This cultivar of Acer palmatum features finely cut leaves that emerge in shades of maroon before turning green in the summer, and then brilliant scarlet and orange during Autumn. Perfect for adding a pop of color and texture to your garden or balcony, Inaba Shidare is relatively easy to care for and can adapt to a range of climates.


Product Specifications

  • Common Name: Red weeping Japanese Maple
  • Mature Height: 2 meters
  • Graft Height: Varies, please let our team know your preference
  • Foliage: Red toned
  • Form/Habit: Weeping
  • Uses: Ornamental feature / specimen tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Soil: Range of soil conditions but best in well-draining soil
  • Drought Hardy: Moderate
  • Sun: Prefers full sun to partial shade; protection from harsh afternoon sun enhances foliage health
  • Maintenance: Low, no pruning required unless you want to open up the shape to a canopy
  • Planter Suitability: Yes


Commonly Asked Questions

Will the foliage on Inaba Shidare change colour during Autumn?

The leaves on Shidare maples will change from red / maroon 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 from year to year; it will also depend on your plant’s health and the plants.


Are Shana 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 in a few years, the pot size needs to be increased. 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; just 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.