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Acer palmatum 'Aka Shigitatsu Sawa'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Aka Shigitatsu Sawa
Additional cultivar information: (aka Beni Shigitatsu Sawa, Samari, Samurai)

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Category:
Shrubs

Group:
Palmatum (deeply divided leaves)

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Variegated

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By grafting

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:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Osmantha On Apr 13, 2011, Osmantha from Marietta, GA wrote:

It's not a beauty queen most of the year, but the fall color is spectacular, with a range of rich orange-red colors. Despite the light color of the leaves, mine has not burned in the summer sun.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Acer palmatum 'Aka shigit.sawa' SAMURAI MAPLE Dec (z6) (Bon)
An unusual color combination: new 7-10 lobed leaves open maroon changing to green with dark veins & tones of pink & red washed over all; a slow-growing shrub, eventually to 8-12'. PSh/Med

Positive Todd_Boland On Dec 20, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Spectacular! The spring leaves emerge maroon, but as the season progresses, the leaves turn yellow-green with pink and red overtones and dark veins. The fall colour is not as good as many Japanese Maples. This selection will reach about 4 m. It belongs to the Palmatum Group.

Regional...

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

Garberville, California
North Fork, California
San Jose, California
San Leandro, California
Marietta, Georgia
Tupelo, Mississippi
Cincinnati, Ohio
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Walhalla, South Carolina
Lexington, Virginia
Anacortes, Washington



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