Shishigashira ( Lions Head ) Japanese Maple
acer palmatum shishigashira
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.
Mature Height : 12-15 Feet
Mature Width : 8-10 Feet
Exposure : Full sun to partial shade
Hardiness Zones : 5-8