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Acer Palmatum

Container Height
3-4 ft.

Landcape Height
4-5 ft.

Growth Habit

Leaf Shape

Suitable for Bonsai?

Spring- Green
Summer- Green
Fall- Orange

Coldest Zone
Warmest Zone


Bonsai- Japanese Maple- 'Shishi Yatsubusa'
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Shishi Yatsubusa Japanese Maple
Buy This Item Country of Origin: 'Shishi Yatsubusa' has roots in Japan, however origin is unknown
Unique Traits
: Star shaped leaves, strong but stubby tree limbs.
Name: Shishi= Lion, Yatsubusa= small, compact, dwarf.  Name means "a small lion" or 'lion cub."

Acer Palmatum - 'Shishi Yatsubusa' (Bonsai)

This cultivar is a unique and very rare dwarf shrub with dense star-like foliage. It is a strong but stubby growing shrub which develops an angular limb structure as it ages. The leaves lie very close together. The color is a strong green which holds well throughout the entire season and does not seem prone to sunburn. Fall colors are yellow to orange tones. 'Shishi Yatsubusa' grows 3-5 ft. in 10 years. It is reported to be very popular with Bonsai hobbyists and is of fairly easy culture. Shishi Yatsubusa is a rare shrub that it difficult to propagate because the scion wood needed to graft it is very limited. This is understandable due to Shishi's slow growth rate. 'Shishi Yatsubusa' has a resemblance to the outstanding 'Mikawa Yatsubusa'. The name means "a small lion" or "lion cub."

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