Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Shindeshojo
Additional cultivar information:(aka Shin deshojo)
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Bakersfield, California

Garberville, California

Oakland, California

San Jose, California

Saugerties, New York

Greensboro, North Carolina

Clinton, Tennessee

Morrison, Tennessee

Anacortes, Washington

Everett, Washington

Seattle, Washington

Snoqualmie, Washington

Tacoma, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative

On Mar 22, 2008, sandersh from Kenosha, WI wrote:

Despite its beautiful colors, this is a poor choice for bonsai in northern climates due to its lack of hardiness and weak growth. Among the weakest cultivars of japanese maple.

Positive

On Jan 28, 2007, otis from Morrison, TN wrote:

'Shindeshojo' has very nice color through the whole growing season.
I propagate them from softwood rooted cuttings.