Acer palmatum 'Shojo no mai'
Native range: Koreas, Japan
Known names: 'Amagi shigure' Japanese Maple
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5
Mature Size: 9' Tall x 8' Wide in 15 years
Light: Best with morning sun and afternoon shade, filtered sun
Water: Frequent water until established, keep soil moist in pots.
Soil: Fast-draining, holds moisture well but fast-draining. Add extra pumice or pearlite into potting mix.
Dormancy Period: Winter
Plant Size: 1 gallon, 2 years old.
Acer palmatum 'Amagi shigure' is slow growing but rewards you with bright brick-red reticulated leaves with purple veins. This maple turns reddish orange in autumn. Compared to other red maples, 'Amagi shigure' glows purple!