Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple


Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple is one of the best lace-leaf maples for hotter climates.  This tree will grow wider than tall, cascading into a beautiful form.  The branches of this tree are stronger than most dissectum varieties. The graceful form of the exquisite Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple is one of its most outstanding features.  The tree seems to form a swirling sculpture that is stunning even in winter when there are no leaves.  The leaves of this cascading maple start out in spring as dark purple, then become more red and bronze for summer, ending up fiery red in the fall.

  • Scientific Name: Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Inaba Shidare’
  • USDA Zone: 5 – 8
  • Average Height: 4′ – 6′
  • Average Width: 7′ – 9′
  • Sun Exposure: Sun to part shade

Japanese Maple Planting/Care Instructions

Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Choose the right time of the year to plant according to your zone. When you receive your tree, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the plant to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Plant your maple with the root flare above the soil line.

Japanese maples planted in the ground generally do not need fertilizer. Container grown maples can use a bit of slow-release fertilizer. However, variegated cultivars should not be fertilized. Be sure to water your plants. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.

Young grafted trees will continue to have new growth on the rootstock for several years. If new buds or branches develop on the rootstock, remove them before they grow larger. If a larger branch develops, use sterile pruners to remove. Prune plants as needed to encourage growth. Always sterilize your pruners. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.

Lastly, enjoy your Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple and your time in the garden!

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Please Note: We currently do not ship plants to Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Washington. These states have strict shipping regulations against pests from other states. Extended transit time is also a factor in this decision. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Many factors influence which plants will thrive in a given location. Heat, cold, and elevation are just a few that can have a big impact.
Plants may have been recently potted up and have not completely rooted in. Please grow them in the pots one full growing season, before planting in the ground or potting mix may fall off of the root ball.

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Jialin Z.
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The first one they sent to me was lost by Fedex. They respond quickly and send me a new one. It comes in excellent condition and in a good high graft shape. I like it.


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Thank you for the great review! We are glad you were happy with your plant.

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Japanese Maple

Wonderful! Nice healthy tree! Shipped far but in great shape! Thank you!!

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Inaba Shidare Japanese Maple - LOVE IT!

Experience was great. The product is beautiful.


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jason e.
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awesome, healthy tree!

Tree arrived in excellent condition and is about 3 feet tall with many branches. Can't wait to see it grow! Customer service is second to none as Maples N More was quick to respond to my questions prior to purchase.


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Jason, thanks for the kind words. We strive to treat our customers like we want to be treated. Hope to ship more beauties to your household.

Kay F.
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Pleasantly surprised

I was very hesitant about ordering a tree that I intend to be a cornerstone of my landscape but I had no local options. The tree was packed as well as a tree can be to withstand unknown adventures. The weather was quite warm and it was still moist when it arrived. I was pleased with the size of the tree also. Not likely what I would have picked in person but everyone’s tastes are different.

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