'Oshu Shidare' Japanese maple Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare' Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Oshu Shidare' Japanese maple (Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare') Genus: Acer This Japanese maple has long-lobed, deeply divided leaves that are cherry red in the spring, a perfect contrast to the pea green bark. In summer the foliage changes slowly from red to green and back to red in fall. The habit is wide spreading with pendulous branches providing movement in the least of wind. Though slow to mature, it is an easy tree to grow and a striking beauty. Noteworthy Characteristics: Red spring growth contrasts with pea green bark, pendulous branches provide movement. Care: Slightly acidic, well-drained soil, consistent water Propagation: Grafting is the recommended practice for producing more Japanese maples. Problems: Low salts tolerance; deer browsing might be a problem Information provided by Essence of the Tree Overview Height 6 ft. to 10 ft. Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft. Growth Pace Slow Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium to Wet Maintenance Low Characteristics Showy Fall Foliage, Showy Foliage, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Spring Foliage Color Colorful/Red Foliage Uses Backyard, Container, Foliage, Foundation Plantings, Front Yard, Shade, Specimen Plant/Focal Point, Texture Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden, Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Fall Interest Tolerance Frost Tolerant Type Trees Related Plants to Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 'Olson’s Frosted Strawberry' Japanese maple Acer palmatum 'Olson’s Frosted Strawberry' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Moonrise™ full moon maple Acer shirasawanum 'Munn 001' 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Lawson false cypress Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Ellwoodii' View the discussion thread.