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Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo'
common name: Japanese Maple, Spring Ruby Tree
synonyms: Acer palmatum 'Shin deshojo'
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red
main season: Autumn
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Small tree, often remaining shrub-like, with small palmate leaves. Spectacular spring colour, with new leaves of rich pinkish red, later ageing to red-bronze and then pink-flushed, pale green. Red and orange autumn colours.
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade. Needs a position sheltered from cold winds and late frosts, which can damage emerging foliage. Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late autumn to midwinter.
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer.
Suitable for growing in a container while young.
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