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Acer palmatum (Dissectum Group) 'Inaba-shidare' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Pendulous/Weeping

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

Purple in Spring

Foliage

Dark Purple in Spring and Summer
Dark Red in Autumn

Fruit

Purple in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

Japanese maple 'Inaba-shidare'

Family

Sapindaceae


Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems

'Inaba-shidare' is a small but vigorous deciduous shrub with arching branches. Leaves deep purple, deeply divided into incised lobes, and becoming crimson in autumn. Flowers purple

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing or East-facing
  • Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil that does not dry out. Water in summer if necessary. Leaf colour best in partial shade, although they will tolerate full sun. Leaf scorch is caused by lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure

Soil

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Sand, Clay, Loam or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by grafting or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Cottage/Informal Garden, Flower borders and beds or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Verticillium wilt sometimes a problem