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PlantFiles: Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo'

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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

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Profile:

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1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Negative sandersh 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 otis 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.

Regional...

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

Bakersfield, California
Garberville, California
Oakland, California
San Jose, California
Malden, New York
Greensboro, North Carolina
Clinton, Tennessee
Morrison, Tennessee
Anacortes, Washington
Everett, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Snoqualmie, Washington
Tacoma, Washington



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