Acer shirasawanum 'Shira Red'
‘Shira Red’ is a Bucholz and Bucholz introduction may possibly be a hybrid between Acer palmatum and Acer shirasawanum. Although the color is more palmatum like this cool plant holds its seeds erect and the leaves just have a shirasawanum look to them. Spring color is bright red then hardens off to a dark maroon color. In summer the sturdy foliage fist turns bronze and in hotter climate eventually turns green. Fall color is fiery red.
10 Year Size: Height: 8-10 Feet Width: 6-8 Feet
Spring Color: Red
Summer Color: Maroon
Fall Color: Red
Sun Tolerance: Partial
Planting: Elevated, Well Drained Soil