Shishigashira Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

SKU
1833
A most unique form bearing heavily curled green leaves provides an interesting texture. This this compact, shrubby tree becomes purple-red with orange-red patterns for a spectacular fall show. Popular for bonsai and as a container subject. Specially appealing in small gardens where odd foliage can be appreciated at close range. Becomes even more unusual with careful pruning as it matures. Deciduous shrub or tree. Full to partial sun. Slow growth 12 to 15 feet tall, 8 to 10 feet wide.
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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser pal-MA-tum
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 12 to 15 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureExceptional Fall Color

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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