Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Shin Deshojo')

Common names:
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Also sold as:
'Shin Deshōjō'
'Shindeshojo'
'Shindeshōjō'
'Shinideshiojo'

General Plant Information (Edit)
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: 7-10 feet
Plant Spread: 7-10 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Reddish
Flower Time: Other: April
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Awards and Recognitions: Other: RHS Award of Garden Merit (2012)

Early spring

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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2014-04-11Early spring
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Location: At a nurseryDate: May
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Location: Beaumont Botanical Gardens in Beaumont, TexasDate: 2013-03-19
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Location: Beaumont Botanical Gardens in Beaumont, TexasDate: 2013-03-19
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2013-10-26Fall color
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2011-05-17Spring color
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Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CADate: March 22, 2012Shin deshojo in early spring in Bakersfield
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Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Oct 14, 2016 8:11 AM

Upright, narrowish, vase-shaped maple. I have to take exception to the database notation that this is the "best red" Japanese maple. Mine is clearly a bright orange, both in the spring and during the summer months. I did wonder whether perhaps my tree was mismarked, but an Internet image search shows both red and orange specimens under this name. Perhaps the soil or location affects the color. Mine is sited on a west-facing slope, with slight morning shade but full afternoon sun, and in general my soil is loamy and acidic. It gets no supplemental watering. In any case, this tree is quite stunning.

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