Acer palmatum Dissectum ‘Inaba Shidare’ – A dark leafed Japanese Maple
If you are looking for a Japanese Maple with dark foliage, Acer palmatum Dissectum Inaba Shidare is one of the best. Deep red to burgundy and finely dissected the foliage gives a lacy appearance.
This is a very strong growing variety. Foliage is larger than many of the other dissected maples and it holds its colour well into autumn. With a good upright habit, the new stems are red and the branch structure is generally stronger than other Cut Leaf Maples.
This is also a maple that can seems to handle hot sun a lot better than most others, it tends not to suffer leaf burn like other red varieties.
With its very dark foliage this is a Japanese Maple that makes an excellent specimen tree in the garden. Best described as upright with a slight weeping habit.
Plant it by itself as a feature tree, or use it amongst other shade plants such as Hydrangeas, Camellias and Rhododendrons.
Excellent in containers where sit will grow for a number of years before needing repotting. For a year round effect, try underplanting with Liriope muscari ‘Emerald Cascade.
The name of this maple does give away its growth habit, it has a natural cascading or weeping habit and ’Shidare’ does mean cascading.
Acer palmatum Dissectum ‘Inaba Shidare’ Care
Best growing conditions are in a cool deep moist soil in a position sheltered from hot winds. After planting water in well and provide extra water through the first few summers and during dry spring periods. Like all Japanese Maples it is best to mulch around the plant after planting to help maintain a cool moist root run.
- Height – To around 2 metres in height. Height will vary depending on grafting by supplier.
- Spread – To around 2 meters.
- Growth – Rate Moderate depending on soil and climate.
- Foliage – Very deep red to burgundy, almost black in appearance. Turning to a crimson red in autumn.
- Soil – Humus rich moist and well drained.
- Position – Best in a position where it is protected from the hot afternoon sun from summer to autumn.
Acer palmatum Dissectum Inaba Shidare is available for sale from the following participating suppliers
CNR Sherbrooke & Mt Dandenong Tourist Rds Ferny Creek. VIC 3786
Conifers, Magnolias, Maples, Dogwoods and Buxus.
Mob: 0421 821 307 Fax: 03 9752 0976
Quality grafted Japanese Maples. Largest range in Australia. Supplying Landscapers and Retail Nurseries. Strictly Wholesale. All states except WA.
1070 Jacksons Track, Jindivick 3818
Specialising in growing and selling Rare and Unusual Trees, shrubs Perennials Bulbs and Climbers, a unique nursery with amazing stock.
WINTER HILL TREE FARM Ph: 02 4878 9193 Fax: 02 4878 9109
NSW Southern Highlands
Retail & Wholesale. Advanced trees & hedging. Grown in pots for year-round planting. 45 litre - 1000 litre available. Great range. Great Quality. Delivery available.
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
1870 Myers Creek Rd, Toolangi VIC 3777
Est. in 1994, we offer over 30 Varieties of quality 2nd year grafted Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) available for mail order.