Shishigashira ( Lions Head ) Japanese Maple

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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