Acer palmatum 'Shaina'

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Buy Acer palmatum 'Shaina' Japanese maple: A spectacular foliage plant

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

    Terracotta pot shown is not included see link below to buy the pot separately.

  • Position: partial shade or full sun
  • Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy>

    The new foliage of this striking Japanese maple emerges in spring a vibrant red, and as it ages it deepens in colour, turning rich claret until the autumn when it becomes a brighter shade once again before it falls. In shadier conditions, where the foliage is shaded by the outermost leaves, it may turn greenish, but it will usually retain a mahogany blush. 'Shaina' makes a superb specimen in borders or large containers.

  • Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a well-balanced fertiliser around the base of a newly planted tree in late spring and keep well watered. No routine pruning is required, just remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in late autumn or winter when they are fully dormant.

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It's about 10 months since I took delivery of my Acer palmatum Shaina; the same as is available from your stock as I write. It has had the red foliage through the summer. For a time it was close to the south-facing wall at the back of our house. As it became warmer and it grew a little I re-potted it with some new compost into a larger pot and moved it further from the house, to a position where it had sun and shade. I have kept the compost moist but not saturated. I put some blood and bone meal on it and watered it in. All the foliage has now dropped off and it does look a bit sorry for itself. It looks a bit like those bunches of grapes after you've eaten all the fruit and there's only the woody bits left. Is that normal? Should I put it into the (unheated) greenhouse over winter, or what else should I do? Thanks.

Petertheelder

Hello there This is a deciduous plant so it is quite normal for the foliage to die and drop off, leaving you with the bare stems,- all part of it's natural cycle. The plant is now dormant and although it is fully hardy and can be kept outside, as it is in a pot I would wrap the pot with bubble wrap, or frost fleece to protect the roots. Hope this helps

Hello, can I keep this plant indoors? Perhaps putting it outdoors during the winter months? Thanks, Sam

samdjadi

Hello, I'm afraid this plant will not survive indoors for any length of time, but we do have a range of plants that are ideal for the home - please click on the link to go straight to them. http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/house-plants/plcid.20/

Helen

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