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Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

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Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' - Lion's Head Japanese Maple (Fall Colour) - Photo Courtsey of Iseli Nursery

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' - Lion's Head Japanese Maple (Fall Colour) - Photo Courtsey of Iseli Nursery

More About Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

  • Reddish-purple flowers are showy from close up
  • Leaves emerge dull green in curled, gnarly tufts close to the stems
  • Retains its colour well throughout the summer
  • Excellent gold to crimson fall colour
  • Stems are medium-green, showing well in the winter
  • Dense bushy upright vase-shaped habit
  • Slow-growing
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Zone:

6

Height:

250-300 cm

Spread:

200-250 cm
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Lion's Head Japanese Maple Growing and Maintenance Tips

Best planted in a well-drained soil with high organic matter. Japanese maples are grown as specimen trees or multi-stemmed plants. Any pruning should be done in summer. Mulch well, but avoid heaping mulch against the stem. Most cultivars need full sun or light afternoon shade. 


Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen