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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Jiro Shidare'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Jiro Shidare

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Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Group:
Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
over 40 ft. (12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
By grafting
By budding

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 26, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is one of the few pendulous Japanese maples that is NOT a member of the Dissectum Group; this one belongs to the Palmatum Group. This selection has small, green leaves that turn scarlet in autumn. Plants may reach 3 m and form a round-headed bush. Branches may weep to the ground.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California
Westminster, Maryland
Kansas City, Missouri
Eugene, Oregon
Richmond, Texas



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