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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
description:
Medium to large sized upright shrub or small tree. Small palmate leaves are bright pinkish red when young, later ageing to green.

cultivation:
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.

propagation:
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer.

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