07 May Acer palmatum Shaina
New foliage is purplish-red, deepening into a shiny blackish red as the leaves mature.
FEATURES: Green tones blend in towards late summer until autumn produces this beautiful scarlet red.
CONDITIONS: Prefers cool, deep. moisture retentive soil in a sheltered site.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Provide adequate Summer water. Mulch with organic material (e.g. straw). Shelter from drying Summer heat and wind.
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES: • does well in containers • excellent shade or lawn specimen • feature with ‘cool site’ plants such as rhododendrons and azaleas.