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LION'S HEAD UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE
Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
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Hardiness Zone: 6-8 · Mature Height: 5-6 Feet · Mature Spread: 3-4 Feet
Buy Lion's Head Upright Japanese Maple online. Lion's Head is unique and is known as one of the smaller Japanese Maple cultivars. Burgundy new wood emerges a bright crinkled and thickly textured green leaves in the spring held in clumps. Leaves turn a deep green for the summer its fall display is a good crimson that holds for weeks. It is compact and slow growing plant!
Family: Sapindaceae / Aceraceae · Common Name: Maple
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- A pre-applied, pre-measured amount of time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for up to one year.
- Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
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LION'S HEAD UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE Plant Characteristics
|•||Leaf Scorch - Low Resistance|
|•||Leaf Spot - High Resistance|
|•||Powdery Mildew - Moderate Resistance|
|•||Root Rot - High Resistance|
Leaf Color Fall*
Leaf Color Spring*
Leaf Color Summer*
Preferred Soil Conditions*
|•||Adapts Well to Most Soil Types|
|•||Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)|
Season of Interest*
|•||Late Spring/Early Summer|
|•||Late Summer/Early Autumn|
|•||Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States|
|•||Near Water Gardens or Ponds|
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LION'S HEAD UPRIGHT JAPANESE MAPLE Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips
Japanese Maples are moderately easy to grow and adapt to most conditions; however, they do prefer to be planted in an area that is well protected from wind, heat exposure, and drought like conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer.