Scientific Name: Acer palmatum 'Shishio'
Common Name: Chishio Japanese maple
Family Name: Sapindaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Fall interest, Small garden/space, Spring interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Opposite, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Glabrous, Orbicular, Pinnately lobed, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, Purple, Red, Apr
Fruit: Samara, Schizocarp, Red, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Small, upright tree; leaves opposite, palmate venation with 7 serrate lobes with acuminate tips, orbicular, most 14-17cm wide, turning red (spring) to green (summer) to red (fall); flowers and fruit red. Winter ID: lateral buds opposite, red, curved towards stem, surrounded by hairs, 3-5mm long.