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Acer palmatum 'Shojo'

More About Acer palmatum 'Shojo'

  • Upright narrow habit, spreading somewhat with age
  • Leaves emerge red in the spring, changing to burgundy in the summer
  • Brilliant crimson colour in the fall
  • Somewhat more formal and refined compared to 'Bloodgood'

Zone:

5

Height:

6-7 m

Spread:

4-5 m
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Shojo Japanese Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade. 


Acer palmatum 'Shojo' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Rounded

Foliage Color

Red
Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Acer palmatum 'Shojo'

Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'

Acer palmatum 'Twombly's Red Sentinel'

Twombly's Red Sentinel Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

Acer palmatum 'Fireglow'

Fireglow Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince'

Acer palmatum 'Crimson Prince'

Crimson Prince Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood'

Bloodgood Japanese Maple