Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' Lion's Head Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum is native to Japan, Korea and China. General plant form is rounded to broad-rounded, often with low branching. Each palmate green leaf (2-5" long) has 5 or 7 but less frequently 9 pointed toothed lobes. Small reddish-purple flowers in umbels bloom in mid spring (April). The flowers are rather attractive close up, but are not particularly showy from a distance. Flowers are followed by samaras (to 3/4" long) in pairs. Samaras ripen in September-October. Fall color includes shades of yellow, red-purple and bronze. 
                                                - Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 12' T  X 8' W
  • Exposure: Full to Part Sun
  • Hardiness Zones: 5-8
  • Soil Type: Average
  • Ornamental Tree
  • Deciduous
  • Fall Color

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