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Acer palmatum 'Inaba-Shidare' | Japanese Maple - Clear Stem 60cm - Bushy - Height 120-130cm - 35lt

Acer palmatum 'Inaba-Shidare' | Japanese Maple - Clear Stem 60cm - Bushy - Height 120-130cm - 35lt

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Acer palmatum 'Inaba-Shidare' is a sought-after Japanese Maple variety known for its remarkable, intricate foliage and distinctive growth habit. This particular specimen sports an 80cm clear stem, supporting a weeping head, bringing the overall height of the tree to 110cm. It epitomizes graceful elegance with its cascading branches cloaked in deeply dissected, feather-like leaves. The leaves are a striking purplish-red, intensifying to a brilliant crimson come autumn, offering a vibrant spectacle. It is relatively compact, making it a superb choice for smaller gardens or growing in containers. It’s well-suited to creating focal points within landscapes, providing both visual appeal and architectural structure. Its rugged charm is highlighted when placed against a backdrop of evergreens or contrasting foliage, where its intricate silhouette becomes a living sculpture. A lover of well-drained, fertile soils and partial shade, ‘Inaba-Shidare’ requires protection from harsh winds and excessive sun to maintain the integrity of its delicate foliage. During winter, its dormant, twisted limbs add an additional layer of interest, hinting at its robust nature beneath a seemingly delicate demeanor. This exquisite blend of strength and beauty makes the Acer palmatum 'Inaba-Shidare' a beloved addition to diverse horticultural designs.

  • 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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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.

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