Botanical Name: Acer palmatum 'Shaina'
Common Name: Shalina Japanese Maple  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Tree, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Light Green, Red


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half, Shade



Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Fast, Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Japanese, Water Garden, Wild Garden, Woodland


Accenting Features

Fall Color, Multi-trunk Tree, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Entry, Foundation, Lawn, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Wildlife

Information by: Jerry Sortomme
Photographer: Don Syrek
  • Description

  • Notes

This magnificient plant can used as a small tree or shrub. It is deciduous with graceful leaves that have a scarlet color in spring as it leafs out. Later, they turn orange or yellow in fall. It is slow growing to 20' and requires shelter from hot winds.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball just above ground level. 3. Mix soil with 25% amendment and %75 soil. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build basin and water.