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    Acer Palmatum Shishigashira

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    Acer Palmatum Shishigashira

    Growth

    Maple with a particularly slow rate of growth which does not reach great heights and therefore does not need frequent pruning. This plant can be used to make bonsai and is much loved by enthusiasts. With time it may acquire bizarre shapes and it adapts itself well to every space, even in flowerpots.

    Foliage

    This cultivar has the ability to arrange its leaves in small groups close to the trunk. Leaves are of a classic green color, brighter in spring until in autumn at which point yellow and bronze colors appear as well.
    The small leaves have rippled edges and tend to curl into themselves.

    Terrain

    To facilitate root growth this cultivar prefers soft, moist and well-drained terrain. Ensure enough water is present in the summer months to prevent desiccating leaves.
    Frequent flooding, however, especially in heavier terrain unsuited to this plant, is to be avoided as it can lead to fungus and necrosis.