Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' at Bute Park

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' 0

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
early June 2016

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' 1

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
early November 2016

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' 2

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira'
late November 2016

Grid reference ST 17561 77284
Common name 'Shishigashira' Japanese maple
Common name Lion’s head maple
Alternative name Acer palmatum 'Ribesifolium'
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2016
Tag 3045
Height 6.5M June 2016
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 456

Actually there are two of these trees, visible from the path, on Maple Lawn east. This particular tree is the more easterly.

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' bark

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' bark
June 2016

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' foliage

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' foliage
early June 2016

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' leaf

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' leaves
early June 2016

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' foliage2

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' autumn foliage
early November 2016

General tree description

Acer palmatum 'Shishigashira' is a cultivar of the Smooth Japanese maple, Acer palmatum. It is a small tree with an upright, compact shape and broad crown, typically growing to around 5 metres tall. The leaves are small and dark green with five deeply cut lobes. They turn gold in autumn. In spring there are small, reddish-purple flowers followed by samaras (winged seeds) that ripen from late summer to autumn.