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A picture of a Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo'

Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo'

Acer palmatum (Palmatum Group) 'Shin-deshojo'

Also known as

Spring Ruby Tree 'Shin-Deshojo', Japanese Maple 'Shindeshojo'

Photo by Roosie (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo'

Some Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo' with bright red autumn colour
A bonsai Acer palmatum 'Shindeshojo' plant in a shallow pot
A close up of some red Acer palmatum 'Shin-deshojo' leaves

Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo' Overview

Acer palmatum 'Shin-deshojo' is a compact shrub cultivar in the Sapindaceae family. It produces attractive lobed foliage, leaves unfurl red and develop green colouration with age. During the summer, leaves are green and may develop white speckles, in autumn they display attractive autumn colouration, turning to red-orange shades. Grown for the foliage over the flowers, which are small, reddish and non-showy. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo'

How to harvest Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo'

Collect ripe seed in autumn when they are brown and beginning to fall off the tree. Store in a paper bag and store in a cool and dry location.

How to propagate Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo'


Softwood cuttings.



Seeds will have cross-pollinated and unlikely to come true to its parent. They are still worth propagating as the resulting tree will have good colour or possibly be the next "new" must-have. If sowing fresh seed, soak them for twenty-four hours, before re-refrigerating (stratify, duplicate winter conditions) seeds for ninety days by mixing them with a small amount of compost in a plastic bag (with ventilation). The seeds can then be sown in individual pots or outdoors in warm locations. Alternatively, seeds collected and stored from the previous year can be sown in Spring direct in the ground or individual containers.

Special features of Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo'

Attractive leaves

Autumn colour

Pot plant

Other uses of Japanese Maple 'Shin-Deshojo'

This low maintenance small tree is frequently chosen for growing in containers to provide architectural interest in urban courtyards or Japanese style plantings. It is also suitable for rock and woodland gardens providing fantastic foliage interest.