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Acer palmatum 'Aka shigitatsu sawa'

Japanese Maple
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 10 feet , Maximum 12 feet
Width: Minimum 15 inches, Maximum 15 inches
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In the spring, when these leaves come out with the delicate veining, you will be enchanted. If you grow the tree in the sun, much of the charm will be lost by the end of the summer. So plant in half-shade and enjoy!

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Submitted by Don Schmidt Nursery Inc. on 2/1/2016 2:41 PM

Aka shigitatsu sawa is a variegated upright with outstanding coleus-like spring growth. The leaves fade to green with a whitish variegation. Aka shigitatsu sawa makes a strong stocky tree, wider than it is tall. (Red snipe leaving the swamp)


Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:29 PM

An unusual color combination: new 7-10 lobed leaves open maroon changing to green with dark veins; tones of pink; red washed over all; a slow-growing shrub, eventually to 8-12'. PSh/Med


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4 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

Listing Key

Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Ballard Nursery Gaston, OR Email now 503-357-5993 Container: 1 Liner: 1
Columbia Nursery LLC Canby, OR Email now 503-263-2623 BB: X Container: X
Don Schmidt Nursery Inc. Boring, OR Email now 503-668-4659 BB: 1
Munn's Nursery Inc. Brooks, OR Email now 503-792-4187 BB: 2