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Acer palmatum 'Shigarami' Japanese Maple

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$40.00 - $40.00
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Selected Size: 1 gallon (LTD)

Acer palmatum 'Shigarami'
Rare Japanese Maple

Zones 5-9

At our nursery we not only propagate new maple selections, but we also make an extra effort to find those older selections that are not in the trade anymore that are simply amazing. 'Shigarami' is just that. It has outstanding character and is rarely found in the landscape. Japanese literature dates this selection back to at least 1688, making it one of the oldest known cultivars of Japanese maples.

'Shigarami' leafs out in the early spring with a heavily divided bright green leaf that highlighted with a rich purple red border. When given protection from the hot afternoon sun, this border holds well into the summer. The photo above was taken in early June.

In the fall, 'Shigarami' starts out as bright yellow, slowly changing to a bright orange. To finish this fall display, hints of fire engine red engulf the terminal branching overtop of the bright oranges and yellows. This selection has a strong central leader that grows upward, while the side branching becomes more lateral. 'Shigarami' will reach 10-12 feet by 8-10 ft in width in 15 years. This uncommon selection is truly unique and a great addition as a focal point or an accent planting for nearly any garden.

Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.