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Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' Tree

Japanese Maple Trees

from From £34.99 (ex. VAT)
( £41.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Acer Inaba Shidare is a lovely small garden tree with filigree-like purple foliage that forms an upright mound of colour. In the autumn the feathery leaves of Acer Palmatum Inaba Shidare turn vivid scarlet red making it ideal for the focal point of a small garden. Spring foliage is striking red.

As with all Japanese maple trees, Inaba-Shidare prefers a slightly sheltered position avoiding full, south facing sun where possible. This Japanese maple can be pot grown and makes a great patio tree. Expect roughly 3 x 3 metres in 20 years from this popular purple leafed maple tree.

AKA Japanese maple tree, Acer palmatum 'Inaba Shidare', Inaba-shidare Maple

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare'
5L pot 50-60cm Bush £34.99 (ex. VAT)
Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare'
7.5L pot 60-90cm Bush £44.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Spring 2018
Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare'
20L pot 150-200cm Top grafted at 150cm £179.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice For Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare'

Pot grown Inaba-shidare Japanese Maples can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole, especially if you have poor soil.

When planting Japanese Maples, use ericaceous compost when possible as this encourages vibrant foliage colour. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

The tree planting guide has further information and videos.

Watering & Aftercare Advice For Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare'

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. It is important to keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If possible, use rain water instead of tap water as this is more acidic and better for foliage colour. We stock a range of irrigation kits for more effective watering.

Once planted, keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. If there is snow fall, gently brush the snow from the branches to ensure it does not weigh down the framework and cause damage.

Pruning Advice For Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare'

Pruning should be carried out in the dormant season (November to March) as Japanese Maples bleed during other times of the year, which can weaken the branches. Japanese Maples rarely need pruning as their natural shape is normally the most attractive. Any pruning should be carried out with a less is more approach, only removing crossing, damaged or diseased branches.

Acer palmatum 'Inaba-shidare' Tree (Japanese Maple Trees) Description

  • Common name: Japanese maple tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Foliage: Feathery purple leaves turn scarlet in autumn
  • Soil: Moist but well-drained sites and loamy or sandy soils