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Lion's Head Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

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Lion's Head Japanese Maple

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

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Botanical Name

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'

Outdoor Growing zone


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Full Sun, Partial Sun

Japanese Maples are known for their delicate, lacy foliage, but some have a bolder presence. With its larger leaves more crinkled and fuller than others, the Lion’s Head Japanese Maple makes a strong statement in the garden, as a small, upright tree with great character – a lion among lambs. If you are looking for a distinctive and impressive tree to add to your landscape this exotic specimen will be a dominant centerpiece in your outdoor space and bring strong, intense color every fall.

• Brilliant gold and crimson fall display
• Distinctive upright appearance
• Small size for containers or small gardens
• Easily grown in average conditions
• Shade tolerant

The Lion’s Head Japanese Maple makes the perfect container plant, where its exotic crested leaves can be clearly seen. Its upright growth takes up less room that spreading forms, so if you love the unusual and have limited space to garden, this is the Japanese maple for you.

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