Acer Palmatum ‘Shaina’ – Learn, Buy & Grow

Japanese Maple Acer palmatum Shaina is a beautiful tree native to China, Korea and, of course, Japan. It is easy to grow, highly adaptable to climate change and hardly requires any maintenance.

Sometimes cited as a shrub that sheds its leaves seasonally, its leaves are small and pretty with five-pointed narrow lobes. These leaves vary in colour depending on the season.

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To Grow And Care For Acer Palmatum ‘Shaina’

Acer palmatum Shaina can be planted at any time of the year and requires very little maintenance.  READ: What should I underplant Acers with?

Acer palmatum Shaina - Japanese Maple LARGE circa 70-90cm

Acer palmatum Shaina – Japanese Maple

How to grow Acer palmatum Shaina

All weeds and grasses close to the planting site should be removed. Then, dig a hole as deep as and twice as wide as the root mass to be planted. Cover the planting hole with 50/50 mic of soil and compost. Finish by watering the base generously.

What are the right growing conditions for Acer Palmatum ‘Shaina’?

Soil: the best soil types to use are chalk, sandy or loamy. The pH of the soil may be acidic or neutral.

Water: A moderate amount of water should be used to keep the soil sufficiently moist and well-drained. Adequate water is needed in its early years and dry seasons. In autumn, rainwater is a better choice because its acidic nature is healthier for the foliage.

Acer palmatum Shaina - Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum Shaina – Japanese Maple

Light: Although Japanese maple ‘Shaina’ tolerates full exposure to sunlight, it will grow more effectively in a sheltered environment with partial exposure.

Pruning:  Pruning is not required so it should be done minimally in its dormant period.

How big does Acer Palmatum ‘Shaina’ grow?

Acer palmatum shaina being a slow-growing tree reaches an average size of 8 feet in height and 10 feet in width in about 10-15 years.

Acer Palmatum Plant - Shaina

Acer Palmatum Plant – Shaina

Where should I place or position Acer Palmatum ‘Shaina’

Japanese maple Shaina grows best when positioned in a spot where it can get partial shade. Preferably west-facing, east-facing, or south-facing.

What colour is Acer Palmatum ‘Shaina’?

The foliage bursts out in spring with a bright crimson-red, darken in summer to maroon-red before brightening again in autumn to crimson red. It blooms tiny purple flowers in spring and this creates a beautiful contrast with crimson-red foliage.

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