Lion's Head Japanese Maple

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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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. 

Characteristics & Attributes


GROWTH RATE:
Slow
ATTRIBUTES:
Fall Color
Deciduous
FOLIAGE COLOR:
Green
LANDSCAPE USES:
Specimen