Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple

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Fabulous Weeping Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple

  • Landscaper's Favorite
  • Romantic Growth Habit
  • Intricate Leaves with Outstanding Color
  • Three Seasons of Color
  • Winter Interest
  • Upright Trunk & Weeping Spreading Branches
  • Faster Growth
  • Deep Red-Purple to Scarlet Foliage
  • Fiery Red Fall Color
  • Large Container Tree

For an incredible experience, try the gorgeous Inaba Shidare (Acer Palmatum var. dissectum 'Inaba Shidare') in your landscape. You'llinstantly recognize the deep color and delicate,dissected leaf shape as a Japanese Maple. But thislace leaf maple hasdelicate-looking leaves on gracefulbranches.

Don't let the airy disposition of Inaba Shidare fool you, though. This is a strong grower with anupright,straight trunk and downturned, spreading branches thatseem to tell a romantic story. It grows beautifully in the ground, or in containers.

Landscapersusually select this special accent Japanese Maple tree for its beautiful, weeping habit. The Inaba Shidarehas one of the best presentations of all the Japanese Maples.

With an upright structure and broad cascading limbs, this tree offers truly limitless landscape value. It's absolutely stunning. You'll alsobe pleased to know that it's a fast grower that will quickly establish itself in your yard.

It explodes in the spring with leaves that are such a deep reddish-purple scarlet they almost appear black. After that, they only get more brilliant through the year and do not bronze in the heat of the later part of the summer.

When fall finally comes, the cold weather makes the leaves a bright fiery red rivaling all other fall color foliage. What a show!

This stunner is an exceptional ornamental tree, both in color and form. Order now for the best selection!

How to Use Inabe Shidare Japanese Maple in the Landscape

One of the quickest and easiest ways to raise the curb appeal and the value of your home is to add beautiful and interesting new landscaping. This is a perfect tree to place next to a pond, along a dry creek bed or water garden for a designer look. They make awonderful accent treefor entryways.

Use them as focal points in a Meditation Garden, or placed in a formal, Japanese-style garden. Plant near your patio to gaze upon in wonder.

Inaba Shidare is also the ideal container plant either on the patio or as a container specimen in the landscape.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Inaba Shidare requires good drainage and does best when planted in acid soils rich in organic matter. A pH of 6 - 6.5 is perfect.

Improve your soil when planting with the Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic Planting Mix. Mix in 50% planting mix to the total volume of soil replaced when planting. To maintain a lower pH, fertilize with Dr. Earth Acid Lovers Organic and Natural Premium Fertilizer.

When faced with poorly draining soils, plant the Inaba Shidare on a mound at least 18 inches high. This will ensure oxygen getsto the root system. Mulch the mound to keep the root cool and cut down on erosion.

Inaba Shidare does well in part shade to full sun, but needs protection from the afternoon sun in the warmer climates. Mulch to 2 feet outside of the canopy and to 3 to 4 inches deep to keep the root both cool and moist by decreasing evaporation.

The growth rate is outstanding. These 3-year-old trees are shipped strong and healthy. Plant them and keep them well-watered and they will grow fast - 1-2 feet a year for the first few years. The tree will double in size in 5 years!

Inaba Shidare responds well to pruning, and you can keep this easy-care tree any size you like. You'll enjoy the best results if you schedule the pruning task for either winter and summer.

You love the striking color from spring to fall and truly appreciate that stunning form all year round. Order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Acer palmatum var. dissectum 'Inaba Shidare'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Red
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes