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Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' /Lion's Head Maple

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'   / Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
Mature tree, summer growth
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Mature tree, summer growth

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A well established plant


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Scientific Name: Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
Common Name: Lion's Head Maple
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: Leaf shape and abundance reminds one of a lion's head with mane. Upright growth habit. Very distinctive upright growing form and full, compact foliage.