Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
Size: 18-24 inch
Growth Habit: V-shaped, 12-15 feet in time
USDA Zone: 5-9
Exposure: maintains color well in hot sun
Leaf Description: crinkled surface, sides curl upwards
Growing Conditions: moist, well-drained soil
Comments: Outstanding, closely packed deep-green leaves in summer plus wonderful warm golden-orange tones laced with rose and crimson in fall make this a unique and highly regarded cultivar. Perfect for large and small gardens, great in containers and ideal for bonsai. This selection is the more common form and is also known as 'Mejishi' or the "female lion".