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Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8

The Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple is a decorative tree that introduces three seasons of color into a yard or landscape. This ornate tree features large, deeply cut foliage with a lacey appearance. The leaves are purple-red during the spring and summer but transition into a fiery crimson red during the fall. The leaves of the Acer palmatum dissectum gracefully hang from arching branches that give this darling tree a weeping look.

Plant this beauty in a bed, create a border or feature in a container. This fast-growing tree will quickly reach maturity and put on a lovely display each year. This tree has an upright growth habit and will grow 8 to 10 feet tall. The spreading branches will reach 10 to 12 feet wide. This darling tree makes a wonderful home to small animals and is favored by songbirds. Grow this plant as a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.

Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple Care

The Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple needs full sun to partial shade and has average water needs. Give the plant a drink weekly or when the top few inches of soil dry out. New trees will need regular water, but established plants can handle less frequent watering. Plant in rich, well-draining soil that is acidic to neutral.

Feed the Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring. This tree naturally maintains a rounded shape and does not need to be pruned. Remove dead or damaged growth as needed.

Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple Spacing

Once mature, the Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple will be 8 to 10 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet wide. Plant this tree at least 5 feet away from buildings and other plants. Use a 16- to 18-inch pot when growing in a container.

Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type: Trees
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 10 - 12 Feet
Spacing: 10 - 12 Feet
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Purple, Red
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Fall Interest
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: Birds
Container Role:
Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest
Common Name: Inaba Shidare Weeping Japanese Maple
Other Name(s):

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