Acer palmatum ‘Shindeshojo’

('Shindeshojo', Japanese Maple)


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Wide, slow growing Japanese Maple. Fabulous foliage spring through fall. Leaves start out bright pink and change to reddish green by summertime. This small accent tree is renowned for its hot scarlet to fire-engine red spring foliage, considered the best among this species; fades to greenish-bronze over the summer months; shrubby growth habit is variable and attractive.

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?Shindeshojo’ reportedly produces the best red spring foliage color of any of the Japanese maples in cultivation. It is a small, slow-growing cultivar that typically matures over time in an upright, rounded, shrubby form to 5-7′ tall and as wide. It may eventually grow to as much as 10′ tall. Small palmate leaves (to 2" long) are divided into 7 (less frequently 5) ovate lobes with serrate margins. Leaves emerge in spring in a bright and showy crimson red. Foliage retains that good red color for at least one month before gradually fading to reddish green and finally green by summer. Leaves finally turn interesting shades of red and orange in fall. Bark on young stems is reddish brown. Small reddish flowers in spring are somewhat attractive on close inspection, but are not showy from a distance.

Additional information

Common Name

'Shindeshojo', Japanese Maple

Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo'


30 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


to 10 ft.


to 12 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs




Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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