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Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare' ('Oshu Shidare' Japanese maple)

Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare' Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare'


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Acer palmatum 'Oshu Shidare' Common Name: 'Oshu Shidare' Japanese maple 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


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
Tolerance Frost Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Fall Foliage; Showy Foliage; Showy Seed Heads
Bloom Time Spring
Foliage Color Colorful/Red Foliage
Uses Container, Shade, Texture, Foliage, Backyard, Front Yard, Foundation Plantings, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Cottage Garden, Formal Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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