A dwarf grower that makes an excellent container subject. Dense, compact, and erect growth habit. Bright-red new leaves mature into a maroon colour. Intense-red autumn leaves. Easily trained into a ball shape. Acer palmatum ‘Shaina’ (Dwarf Japanese Maple) is a deciduous tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 2m (H) x 1m (W) in 10 years.