Wednesday, November 14, 2012


I bought this Shishigashira Japanese Maple with the promise that the Fall colour was outstanding.  I have waited 3 years for this little tree to change colour and finally I can say I am glad.  The colour is spectacular. It is a limey green all summer, and then in late Fall it shows its colours.  The leaf is yellow with red and orange tones.  It grows to 200 cm by 200 cm.  So it is not a big tree. Perfect for the spot I have it, because I have a Crimson Queen Japanese Maple close by.  It has already shed its leaves, but the Fall red colour was very deep and vivid.  I saw one in someone else's garden with black mulch around it and the combination was very striking.