Michael J. McGroarty
Perry, Ohio 44081 Copyright 2011
Japanese Maple Inaba Shidare is one of my long time favorites. It’s from the family of Lace Leaf Japanese Maples with a weeping habit and cascading branches. Bright red colored leaves in the spring turn a dark crimson red in the summer. Inaba Shidare holds it’s summer in the heat better than a lot of other Japanese maples. In the fall, just before the leaves drop for the season, this tree is on fire with a brilliant red color. With regular pruning, at least once a year, it will maintain a nice compact head that weeps almost to the ground. It seldom grows much more than 48″ high.