Plants: Acer palmatum ('Crispifolium') 'Shishigashira' - japanese maple

06.07. 2011 18:26:38 (Milan Havlis)
Topic: Plants / Trees and Shrubs

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 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. An adult tree has about 2.5m. It requires slightly acidic, semi-fertile, moist soil to establish extensive root system.

Size/type: medium-sized shrub
Usual height: 1.3-2.3m
Usual width: 1-1.8m
Leaves: deciduous broadleaf
Colour of leaves: green
Flowers: insignificant or non-blooming
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

Acer palmatum ('Crispifolium') 'Shishigashira' - japanese maple

Acer palmatum ('Crispifolium') 'Shishigashira' - japanese maple

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