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Shishigashira Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

Pronunciation: AY-ser pal-MA-tum
SKU #01833
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Heavily curled green leaves give an interesting texture to this compact, shrubby tree. Foliage becomes purple-red with orange-red patterns in fall, is most intense in full sun, and is less likely to sunburn than other varieties. Popular for bonsai, as a container specimen, and in small gardens. Highly sculptural form improves with age. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Blooms Inconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Mature Size Slowly reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
CARE
Care Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Protect young trees from harsh afternoon sun exposures in hot summer areas. Mulch to keep root zone cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply slow-release fertilizer in early spring.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.