Outstanding foliage color and dense, incredible thick form will make this sport of 'Bloodgood' your new favorite Japanese Maple. 'Shaina' is smaller and slower growing with a tight, rounded, irregular form that fits a much different role in the landscape. Use it as a large shrub and be dazzled by its smaller, blunt lobed foliage that retains its ability to hold its deep, purple-red foliage color throughout the growing season. In fall, 'Shaina' will take on an orange tinge as its foliage gives you a color changeup before dropping to reveal a branching habit that looks superb against the winter snow.
'Shaina' will tolerate full sun but fares far better in partial sun and moist, well-drained soil.