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Acer palmatum 'Beni-schichi-henge' | Japanese maple 'Beni-schichi-henge' - 150-160cm - 15lt

Acer palmatum 'Beni-schichi-henge' | Japanese maple 'Beni-schichi-henge' - 150-160cm - 15lt

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Acer palmatum Beni-maiko, or Red Hired Dancing Girl, is a variety of Japanese maple. It’s a small, compact, bushy shrub or small tree with stunning foliage. Five-lobed leaves are bright red in spring, then fade to pinkish-red and green in summer, and finally turn to orange and fiery red in autumn. This plant is very easy to grow. It loves moist, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. For best results, it needs to be in partial shade, but it can tolerate full sun. It doesn’t like strong winds so it should be sheltered. Lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure can cause leaf scorch. It maintains its shape without pruning. This is a fantastic ornamental tree for small yards, city gardens, banks and slopes, or rock gardens. It is also suitable for growing in containers and pots, as long as they are insulated during the cold weather.
  • Common Name

    Beni Maiko Japanese Maple, Red Hired Dancing Girl

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub or small tree

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, small, red

  • Foliage

    5-lobed leaves, bright red in spring, pinkish-red and green in summer, orange and fiery red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    5-10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

compact, bushy

Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing or East–facing, sheltered from winds

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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    Since we only grow and sell trees, in 40 years we have figured out how to do it very well.

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  • Free Delivery for online orders over £350

    We will deliver your tree and plant it for you. Or 10 trees or a 100.

Arundel Arboretum is a shrub and tree retail nursery with over 40 years of experience.

About Us

During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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