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Shirazz Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Gwen's Rose Delight'

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Shirazz Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Gwen's Rose Delight') at Bachman's Landscaping

Acer palmatum 'Shirazz' foliage

Acer palmatum 'Shirazz' foliage

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Shirazz Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum 'Gwen's Rose Delight') at Bachman's Landscaping

Acer palmatum 'Shirazz' flowers

Acer palmatum 'Shirazz' flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 15 feet

Spread: 15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone: 5


The dazzling leaves of this hot new introduction emerge with pink, then turn green with cream and pink variegation during summer, color is always dynamic and vibrant on this exciting upright specimen tree

Ornamental Features:

Shirazz Japanese Maple has attractive creamy white-variegated deciduous green foliagewith hints of pink which emerges cherry red in spring. The small lobed palm-shaped leaves are ornamentally significant and turn an outstanding scarlet in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Shirazz Japanese Maple is a dense deciduous tree with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Shirazz Japanese Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Plant Characteristics:

Shirazz Japanese Maple will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

This plant is not reliably hardy and requires winter protection in MN.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent Shade Massing Screening
Foliage Color Fall Color Texture Plant Form
Ornamental Features