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Acer palmatum 'Shishio Improved'
common name: Japanese Maple
synonyms: Acer palmatum 'Chishio Improved'
growth rate: slow
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red
main season: Spring
full sun, part shade
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
Medium to large sized upright shrub or small tree. Small palmate leaves are bright pinkish red when young, later ageing to green.
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in sun or part shade. Needs a position sheltered from cold winds and late frosts, which can damage emerging foliage. Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late autumn to midwinter.
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer.