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Acer palmatum 'Inaba Shidare'

Genus: Acer.

Species: Acer palmatum.

Fast-growing for a Japanese maple, holds its color well in the shade. Mine is three years old and is still 4 feet tall, the same height as when I got it. They can eventually reach close to 10 feet but mine has only gotten wider. Leaves are dark-maroon in summer and bright scarlet red in fall. Leaves are susceptible to damage by late frosts in Spring and early frosts in fall but I have not had any significant damage.

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