De Shojo

Acer Palmatum Group: Red


The spring foliage is a very bright carmine red, but the colour does not hold as long as it does

on other, similar cultivars. For the rest of the year it is a lighter green, often with reddish bronze edges, turning scarlet in the autumn. The medium-sized palmate leaves usually have five lobes.  The lobes are moderately divided two thirds of the distance to the base, radiate from the centre and are strongly tapered to a point. The margins are finely toothed. The thin leaf stalks are shorter than the leaves.


Height: 3 metres