With good variegated foliage, Acer palmatum shigitatsu sawa is a green leafed, reticulatum type, starts its display in spring with strong colour. This is a very unusual maple that is at its best in a shaded position. Also known as the Lions Head Japanese Maple.
The new foliage has bright red reticulated veins with cream and green tones, turning to a light to mid green and cream in summer.
Acer palmatum shigitatsu sawa is an excellent small Japanese Maple for a shaded position. It is suited to range of garden design styles. Also suited to growing on a shaded patio or in a courtyard.
It will grow in containers, usually a little smaller in size, and slower in growth rate.
Prepare the soil well with some well rotted compost and aged manure. Choose a position which is protected from hot winds and with shade for the hottest part of the day.
Stake new plants and water in well with a liquid seaweed fertiliser. Mulch to provide a cool moist root run.
Water well through the first spring and summer and until well established. Uses a slow release fertiliser in spring and renew mulch each year.
Acer palmatum shigitatsu sawa – Summary Information.
- Height – Reaches 3 – 4 metres
- Spread – 3 metres
- Position – Morning sun with afternoon shade
- Soil – Humus rich well drained with some moisture.
- Foliage – Variegated shades of green and cream.
Acer palmatum shigitatsu sawa is available for sale from the following nurseries
1870 Myers Creek Rd, Toolangi VIC 3777
Est. in 1994, we offer over 30 Varieties of quality 2nd year grafted Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) available for mail order.
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
Mob: 0421 821 307 Fax: 03 9752 0976
Quality grafted Japanese Maples. Largest range in Australia. Supplying Landscapers and Retail Nurseries. Strictly Wholesale. All states except WA.