Shaina Japanese Maple

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Gorgeous, Compact Shaina Japanese Maple

  • Dwarf, Shrubby Tree For Small Space Gardens
  • Showy Palmate Leaves
  • Bright Red Early Spring Foliage Ages to Deep Maroon Red
  • Multi-Hued Colors Change Through The Season
  • Lovely Red Leaf Fall Colors
  • Well-Balanced Branch Structure
  • Spreads Wide
  • Can Be Grown in Huge Outdoor Pots
  • Use as an Effective Privacy Screen
  • Easy Care
  • Great for Beginners
  • Grow in Full Sun or Partial Shade
  • Deer Don't Prefer This One

Get all the charm and elegance of Japanese Maples, without sacrificing space in your landscape. Compact Shaina Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Shaina') delivers that dazzling, five-pointed palmate foliage everyone loves.

New spring leaves display an incredible depth of color. Welcome the new season with extraordinarily bright red color to revive your spirits after a dreary winter.

As the growing season progresses, you'll start to see some of the older foliage age to a mellow maroon. Don't be surprised to see a multi-hued foliage display on a single tree.

Even the wide-spreading branches are attractive. Allow them to develop into a shrubby small tree; giving plenty of room to achieve the mature height and spread listed the Plant Highlights.

Grow them in the ground, or place them in an oversized modern container to decorate your patio or balcony. They'll give you season-long color without fuss or muss.

As a nice bonus, they make a truly effective privacy screen. Use several of them to create a beautiful hedge for a blissful retreat.

Add them as a feature in a Japanese Garden, or just make your existing evergreen trees look more stylish. This "pop" of color is such an easy way to add glamor to awkward or underutilized areas in your landscape.

They perform well in either full sun or partial shade. You'll likely never need to prune it, just sit back and enjoy its impeccable broad form.

This is the Japanese Maple for beginners and low-maintenance landscapes. Place your order for the rare Shaina Japanese Maple today!

How to Use Shaina Japanese Maple in the Landscape

Call this a tiny tree, or consider it a useful shrub. Anyway you choose to use it, you'll have a lavish color display that works hard to delight you and your guests.

Try just one as a focal point to heighten significant areas of entry or transition. For example, plant one at a natural bend in your planting bed to draw the eye and add excitement.

Add several to a mixed shrub border. These gorgeous plants partner beautifully with steadfast Dwarf Norway Spruce and the bold blooms of Double Play Doozie Spirea.

Prefer a streamlined style? You'll be forever fascinated with a single Shaina Japanese Maple in a spare, clean outdoor container on your patio or outdoor dining room.

Run a hedge to hide your unsightly chain link fence. The incredible hues of these special plants turn your garden challenge into a lovely feature!

For a solid privacy screen, plant them six feet apart on center. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

It's no matter if you live in a tiny bungalow, condo or can spread out on an acreage. Shaina Japanese Maple is an incredibly versatile variety that can be used throughout your space.

This is a perfect choice to gift as a housewarming present. Shaina is a durable selection of these beloved, showy trees.

New gardeners...grow your green thumb at the same time your Shaina develops. Gain confidence in your ability to care for plants with these splendid dwarf Japanese Maples.

#ProPlantTips for Care

The most important thing you can do is choose the right planting site. Plant Shaina Japanese Maple trees in either full sun or afternoon shade.

Where summers get scorching hot, please give your plant morning sun and afternoon shade. Apply a thick, three-inch layer of pine straw or pine bark mulch over the root zone to keep it cool.

Japanese Maple will grow in rich, well-drained soil. If you see puddles after rain, elevate your Shaina. It's easy, just bring in additional soil in a mound 18 inches high by three feet wide. Plant in that raised mound.

Keep your plant healthy with a packet of Nature Hills Root Booster. It helps the entire root system gain critical moisture and micronutrients, and the beneficial effects last the entire life of the tree.

Shaina needs a medium amount of water on a consistent basis to remain happy and healthy. If you are growing them in a container, that schedule is even more important.

For a low-maintenance landscape, place your plants on an automated system of drip irrigation. This low-intensity project can save you time and support your tree.

Although it's unlikely you'll need to do much pruning, you can shape it in late winter. Please take your time, and make a pruning plan first.

We are thrilled to offer expertly grown Shaina Japanese Maple to you. Just know that you'll be competing with garden designers across the country.

We'll sell out quickly, so please place your order now to enjoy these fine, dark red leaves in your private world!

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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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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Shaina Japanese Maple Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Red
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter