Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' Japanese maple | Japanese maple 'Inaba-shidare' - 250-280cm, 10lt

Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' Japanese maple | Japanese maple 'Inaba-shidare' - 250-280cm, 10lt

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Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' is a vigorous, slow-growing deciduous shrub with a pendulous, weeping habit. Feathery, deeply dissected, lobed, dark purple leaves, become crimson red in autumn. Its inconspicuous, purple-red flowers bloom in April and May and are followed by winged nuts. It can grow in every soil type, except chalk. Thrives best in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soils. Although it prefers partial shade, it tolerates full sun very well. If planted on dry locations, the foliage colour may be less intense. Easy to care for. It requires very little pruning. Lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure can cause leaf scorch. Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' is perfect as a focal point in a small garden. It looks stunning when planted by the pond because of the waterfall effect of its pendulous habit. It is also easily grown in containers and suitable for roof gardens or patio gardens.
  • Common Name

    Inaba-Shidare’ Japanese Maple

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    East Asia

  • Flower

    inconspicuous, purple-red

  • Foliage

    feathery, deeply dissected purple leaves, scarlet red in autumn

  • Maturation period

    10-20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, pendulous, weeping, irregular, spreading

Preferred Location


East–facing or South–facing, sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full sun to partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well-drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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