'Inaba Shidare' an "outstanding" dissectum that differs from others in its leaf shape and deep color. The larger, more intricate leaves develop a deep tone of purple red as they grow in the spring and retain this brilliant color all season. They do not bronze out in late season as do other red dissectums. 'Inaba Shidare' does well in hot sun and humidity. The fall color is outstanding as it turns from purple red to a crimson tone. For a dissectum, 'Inaba Shidare' is unique in that it is an upright grower, yet it has a beautiful cascading form. The word shidare means "cascading". This tree is vigorous and sturdy. Well-suited for use as a small lawn tree or on patios and entryways.