Acer palmatum Shaina
(syn. A. p. var. atropurpureum Shaina) Aceracea
Shaina Japanese Maple A-ser pal-MAY-tum
- Deciduous shrub or very small tree, dwarf, to about 6 ft (~2 m) tall, upright, dense. Leaves simple, opposite, deeply divided, at first bright red than dark maroon-red.
- Sun to part shade, well-drained soil.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Found and named by William Schwartz, Green Mansions Nursery, Pennsylvania in the late 1960s, A mutant of A. palmatum var. atropurpureum (van Gelderen and van Geldern, 1999). Some say it was a sport of Bloodgood
- Oregon State Univ., North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Aurora.