Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Shaina')

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-5ft
Plant Spread: 3-4ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: May prefer lightly dappled shade. Leaves are dark maroon during the summer, changing to a brilliant red in the fall. Foliage tends to leaf out early in the spring and is subject to damage from late frosts.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Red to purple
Flower Time: Other: May

Shaina's spring color in Washington

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Location: A friend's home in Vancouver, WADate: Spring 2009Shaina's spring color in Washington
By Betja
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Location: Vancouver, WADate: Spring 2009Spring foliage in Washington
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: Spring 2009Spring color in Bakersfield, CA - not quite the same!
By Betja
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: November 13, 2011Shaina starting to change color in in autumn.
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: Late June 2011Shaina pretty much turns green here in the summer.
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Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
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Spring Foliage in Bakersfield by Betja Nov 13, 2011 2:54 PM 0

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