Japanese Maple 'Beni shi en'

Acer palmatum

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: palmatum (pahl-MAY-tum) (Info)
Cultivar: Beni shi en
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Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Group:

Matsumurae (very deeply divided)

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 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

Provides Winter Interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Foliage Color:

Burgundy/Maroon

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Conway, Arkansas

GARBERVILLE, California

Winnetka, Illinois

Tupelo, Mississippi

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Acer palmatum 'Beni shi en' (Dec) (z6) (Bon)
Lrg deeply-divided leaves open rose-red, darkening to deep prpl, EVEN in the SUN!, followed by orange in fall on this vigorous yet compact 8-12' rounded upright; a fine tree from Harold Johnston in Alabama. pat

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