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)

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Common names
  • Japanese Maple
  • Maple
Also sold as:
  • 'Shin Deshōjō'
  • 'Shindeshōjō'
  • 'Shinideshiojo'

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Location: South Carolina
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2014-04-11
Early spring
Location: Botanical Garden Meise
Date: 2016-05-21
Location: Botanical Garden Meise
Date: 2016-05-21
Location: Beaumont Botanical Gardens in Beaumont, Texas
Date: 2013-03-19

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo courtesy of Singing Tree Gardens Nursery
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Beaumont Botanical Gardens in Beaumont, Texas
Date: 2013-03-19
Location: At a nursery
Date: May
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2011-05-17
Spring color
Location: Cedarhome, Washington
Date: 2013-10-26
Fall color
Location: My garden in Bakersfield, CA
Date: March 22, 2012
Shin deshojo in early spring in Bakersfield
Location: At a nursery
Date: May
Location: Botanical Garden Meise (Belgium)
Date: 2017-07-17
Late spring view
Comments:
  • Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Oct 14, 2016 8:11 AM concerning plant:
    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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