Beni Shigitatsu Sawa Japanese Maple
Find Your Zen
'Shigitatsu Sawa' Maples are well-known for their pale veins, adding a ghostly effect to the foliage. 'Beni' makes this ghostly, variegated foliage all the more interesting with the addition of red hues in the spring and fall. The interplay of white, green, and crimson across these deeply-lobed leaves is truly captivating.
Create a second season of Japanese Maple interest in your garden with this fine spring standout. This small, spreading tree has an upright habit and will reach only 8 to 12 feet tall at maturity, and about the same width.
It is a superb container choice, and makes a splendid specimen, with its slightly spreading habit adding horizontal architecture to the landscape. Find a place to show off its silhouette, and even the bare branches in winter make an interesting statement.
A fairly cold-tolerant variety, 'Beni Shigitatsu Sawa' is hardy all the way through zone 5. It appreciates shelter from the hottest afternoon sun in all but very northern climates. Give it morning sun, average water, and soil on the acidic side, and it will reward you with years of fine crimson foliage. Find a place of honor for this outstanding Japanese Maple! Zones 5-9.
|Variety||'Beni Shigitatsu Sawa'|
|ItemForm||Trade Gallon (3qt)|
|Zone||5 - 8|
|PlantHeight||6 ft - 10 ft|
|PlantWidth||6 ft - 10 ft|
|AdditionalCharacteristics||Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Grafted, Variegated|
|FoliageColor||Medium Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Variegated, White|
|LightRequirements||Full Sun, Part Shade|
|SoilTolerance||Clay, Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Border, Containers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Ornamental|
|Restrictions||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico|