Acer palmatum (Crispifolium) 'SHISHIGASHIRA'

Acer palmatum (Crispifolium)
Acer palmatum (Crispifolium) 'SHISHIGASHIRA'
japanese maple
SIZE/TYPE medium-sized shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1.3-2.5m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.8m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS insignificant or non-blooming
COLOUR OF FLOWERS
BLOOMING TIME
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Japanese maples are the „créme de la créme“ of every garden. A majestic looking tree needs no pruning at all and we recommend to let it form its own shape.

This maple Shishigashira received a name Lion’s Head. Its leaves are small, deeply cut and curled, forming dense tufts along twisted branches. The foliage is bright green or yellow-green in spring and summer, turning orange and rust-red very late in autumn or early winter. In a good year when the weather hits it the right way, the autumn golds and reds of the leaves are extremely vibrant and it becomes obvious why it was given the name "Lion's Head" seeming to have a fierce lion's fiery mane. Very impressive are its thick trunks that are green and give the plant a false bonsai look. An adult tree is about 2.5m tall.

Japanese maples prefer acidic to neutral soil, moist but well drained, semi-fertile. Owing to its reduced size it is suitable for small gardens and front yards, too. Fully hardy to -27°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 20-02-2010; 06-01-2012
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Acer palmatum (Crispifolium) height 80-100 cm, width 20-40 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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