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botanical name:
Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo'
Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo' © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Japanese Maple, Spring Ruby Tree
synonyms:  Acer palmatum 'Shin deshojo'
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 3.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer.

usage:
Suitable for growing in a container while young.

other notes:
Shindeshojo = New Comic Character

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