Weeping Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare' Weeper

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Description

The Weeping Japanese Maple, scientifically known as Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare,' is a captivating and graceful ornamental tree that adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. With its cascading, weeping branches and delicate, finely cut leaves, this deciduous tree is a true standout in gardens, parks, and urban environments. Its unique form and stunning foliage make it a favorite choice among landscape designers and gardening enthusiasts.

Common Name: Weeping Japanese Maple 'Inaba Shidare'
Mature Height (meters): 1.5 - 2 meters
Mature Width (meters): 2 - 3 meters
Spacing: Plant with sufficient space to allow for its weeping habit.
Foliage: Finely dissected, vibrant green leaves turning to brilliant shades of red and orange in the fall.
Flowering period: Insignificant flowers; prized for its foliage.
Form/ Habit: Weeping and cascading, creating a picturesque canopy.
Uses: Typically used for accent planting, focal points, and as a specimen tree. It adds grace and drama to gardens and landscapes.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous, with vivid seasonal foliage changes.
Tolerates: Well-drained soil, partial shade, and sheltered locations.
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate.
Drought Hardy: Moderate drought tolerance; requires regular watering.
Sun: Prefers dappled or filtered sunlight, particularly in hot climates.
Maintenance: Low to moderate.
Water requirement: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season.

Planting your Weeping Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare' Weeper

How to plant: Plant your Weeping Japanese Maple in well-draining soil. Ensure the tree is planted at the same depth as it was in the container. Water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil.

Caring For Your Weeping Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare' Weeper

Caring for your tree: Water regularly, especially during dry spells, to maintain consistent soil moisture. Mulch around the base to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature. Prune sparingly to maintain its graceful shape, removing dead or crossing branches. Fertilize in spring to support healthy growth and foliage color.

Frequently Asked Questions about Weeping Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare' Weeper

Frequently asked questions: Q: Can I grow Weeping Japanese Maple 'Inaba Shidare' in a container? A: Yes, it can be grown in a large container, making it suitable for patios or small spaces.

Q: Does it require special care during the winter months? A: Provide protection from harsh winter winds and frost, especially in colder regions.

Q: How often should I fertilize this tree? A: Fertilize in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote lush foliage.

Q: Can it tolerate full sun? A: While it prefers partial shade, it can tolerate some morning sun, especially in cooler climates.

Description

The Weeping Japanese Maple, scientifically known as Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare,' is a captivating and graceful ornamental tree that adds a touch of elegance to any landscape. With its cascading, weeping branches and delicate, finely cut leaves, this deciduous tree is a true standout in gardens, parks, and urban environments. Its unique form and stunning foliage make it a favorite choice among landscape designers and gardening enthusiasts.

Common Name: Weeping Japanese Maple 'Inaba Shidare'
Mature Height (meters): 1.5 - 2 meters
Mature Width (meters): 2 - 3 meters
Spacing: Plant with sufficient space to allow for its weeping habit.
Foliage: Finely dissected, vibrant green leaves turning to brilliant shades of red and orange in the fall.
Flowering period: Insignificant flowers; prized for its foliage.
Form/ Habit: Weeping and cascading, creating a picturesque canopy.
Uses: Typically used for accent planting, focal points, and as a specimen tree. It adds grace and drama to gardens and landscapes.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous, with vivid seasonal foliage changes.
Tolerates: Well-drained soil, partial shade, and sheltered locations.
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate.
Drought Hardy: Moderate drought tolerance; requires regular watering.
Sun: Prefers dappled or filtered sunlight, particularly in hot climates.
Maintenance: Low to moderate.
Water requirement: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season.

Planting your Weeping Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare' Weeper

How to plant: Plant your Weeping Japanese Maple in well-draining soil. Ensure the tree is planted at the same depth as it was in the container. Water thoroughly after planting to settle the soil.

Caring For Your Weeping Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare' Weeper

Caring for your tree: Water regularly, especially during dry spells, to maintain consistent soil moisture. Mulch around the base to help retain moisture and regulate soil temperature. Prune sparingly to maintain its graceful shape, removing dead or crossing branches. Fertilize in spring to support healthy growth and foliage color.

Frequently Asked Questions about Weeping Japanese Maple - Acer palmatum dissectum 'Inaba Shidare' Weeper

Frequently asked questions: Q: Can I grow Weeping Japanese Maple 'Inaba Shidare' in a container? A: Yes, it can be grown in a large container, making it suitable for patios or small spaces.

Q: Does it require special care during the winter months? A: Provide protection from harsh winter winds and frost, especially in colder regions.

Q: How often should I fertilize this tree? A: Fertilize in spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote lush foliage.

Q: Can it tolerate full sun? A: While it prefers partial shade, it can tolerate some morning sun, especially in cooler climates.

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