Also known as the Lions Head Maple, Acer Palmatum Shishigashira, has a bushy habit and grows upright. Unusual dark green foliage with masses of small lobed leaves changes to a vivid orange in autumn. This Acer looks really architectural when established, it is extremely hardy and will withstand hard winters. Relatively slow growing, it will ultimately reach 2.5 – 4 metres over 25-50 years.
This variety has been given the AGM Award of Garden Merit by the RHS.