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Shirazz Japanese Maple

The dazzling leaves of this hot new introduction emerge with pink, then turn green with cream and pink variegation during summer, color is always dynamic and vibrant on this exciting upright specimen tree

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
15 feet
Average Landscape Width:
15 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Genus:
Acer
Species:
palmatum
Cultivar:
Gwen's Rose Delight
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Fall Color:
orange
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
arching
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune in full leaf
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Branching:
decurrent
Density:
dense

Ornamental Features

Shirazz Japanese Maple is primarily valued in the landscape for its cascading habit of growth. It has attractive creamy white-variegated green foliage with hints of pink which emerges cherry red in spring. The small lobed palmate leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Shirazz Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

Planting & Growing

Shirazz Japanese Maple will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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