Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
Compact, upright-growing (as opposed to spreading) Japanese maple with burgundy foliage and bright red young leaves. Branches are formed from ground-level. The foliage turns a little bit darker in colour during autumn before leaf fall.
Prefers a partially shaded, sheltered position in any fertile, well-draining soil. Generally pest and disease free. Young foliage may be damaged be late frosts.
An attractive small maple with brilliant foliage colours. Perfect for a sheltered garden that needs some height, but lacks the space required for trees with spreading canopies. The foliage colour combines beautifully with Loropetalum chinense 'Burgundy' which can be used as a link between the canopy of Acer palmatum 'Shaina' and lower-level layers in the garden. Also suitable for large containers.
Type of plantTree - Deciduous
Size2-3 m tall
Landscape Usefoliage colour, container, focal point, woodland gardens, Japanese style gardens
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Medium
- Moisture: Medium
- Soil: Light Medium Heavy
- Wind tolerance: Low