Acer palmatum ‘Shindeshojo’

Shindeshojo is the most brilliant producer of red spring foliage that can persist for a month or longer into spring. Emerging leaves are a flaming scarlet red, fading to reddish green and green by summer; autumn leaves are shades of red and orange. The bark of young stems is reddish brown and small attractive reddish flowers appear in the spring, but are not showy. Small and slow growing, it matures into an upright rounded shrub 7 to 10 feet tall and wide and does well in zones 5 to 9.