‘Inaba-shidare' is a dissected cultivar that typically grows in an upright, rounded but cascading form to 4-6' tall over the first ten years, eventually maturing to 10' tall and to 12' or more wide. It is noted for its lace-like foliage that emerges deep purple in spring, matures to purple-red by summer and finally turns bright red in fall. Palmate, 7-lobed, purple-red leaves (to 6" long) are deeply cut and dissected. Small reddish flowers in spring are somewhat attractive on close inspection, but are not showy from a distance.

Height: 6 to 10 feet

Spread: 8 to 15 feet

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Acer p. Dissectum Inaba Shidare / Japanese Maple