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Click for previous Image Image 1 of 2 Acer palmatum dissectum Shu Shidare SHU SHIDARE WEEPING JAPANESE MAPLE
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Plant Characteristics

Plant Introduction
  • Pennsylvania Gold Medal Award Winners
Plant Type
  • Japanese Maple
Northern States Exposure
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Shade
  • Dwarf / Low Growing
  • Weeping (Pendulous)
Growth Rate
  • Slow
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Average
  • Moist
  • Well Drained
Seasons of Interest
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
  • Late Summer / Early Fall
  • Early Spring
Best Usages
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Landscape Specimen
Best Characteristics
  • Growth Habit

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Japanese Maples adapt to most conditions, afternoon shade is required in southern states. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

Makes a perfect specimen plant.

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Acer palmatum dissectum 'Shu Shidare'

Buy Shu Shidare Japanese Maple online. Shu Shidare is a deciduous, pendulous, broad mounding dissectum. Orange leaves appear in spring later changing to orange-green by mid-summer. Fall color is brilliant orange-red. The name means "orange weeping" in Japanese. Prefers sun/partial shade in well-drained soil. Discovered and introduced by the Flora Wonder Collection of Buchholz Nursery.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Sapindaceae / Aceraceae · Common Name: Maple

Maple trees are a wonderful genus of trees, with sizes ranging from very small and slow growing Japanese Maples, to very fast growing Silver Maples. Maple trees are found growing all across the world, and most admired for their colorful fall foliage.

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Smart Pot 2 gallon

SKU: 5369

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(2-3 ft tall)
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I am soooo happy I found your company. I absolutely love, love the scriptures on the back of the planting instructions. I plant God's creations to glorify Him. We have six acres to plant, so we'll be in touch. Thank you so much for a great ordering experience.

Alpine, CA
August 2014

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