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Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

Japanese Maple
Acer palmatum Shishigashira

Acer 'Shishigashira' Overview

Compact upright deciduous tree with bright green foliage. 

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Height: 8-13 ft
  • Spread: 5-8 ft
Category:  Trees

Feature Characteristics

The name means "lion's head" or "lion's mane" 

  • Leaves are bunched-up and heavily curled at the end of short, stout shoots
  • Distinct, upright branches
  • Small,heavy textured, deep green crinkled leaves maintain their color well even in the hot sun
  • Fall color is gold suffused with rose and crimson tones (orange), the color appears very late, often 3-4 weeks later than other cultivars
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