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botanical name:
Acer palmatum 'Shishio Improved'
Acer palmatum 'Shishio Improved' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Japanese Maple
synonyms:  Acer palmatum 'Chishio Improved'
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 4.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: red & green
flower colour: red
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
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.

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