Acer palmatum 'Shishio Improved'

Shishio Improved Japanese Maple

Deciduous Shrub, Tree

Acer palmatum 'Shishio Improved' is especially showy in spring with vibrant new foliage in pink tones. It's a small, slow-growing Japanese maple and can live quite happily in a large container.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Average, Regular / Even


Size: 96 - 120 tall x 60 - 96 wide
Shape / Form: Upright
Foliage Texture: Fine

Features: Attractive Foliage, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Fall Color, Low Maintenance

Foliage Color: Pink, Red
Fall Color: Reliable Fall Color
Leaf Shape: Palm-shaped

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Specimen, Structure / Foundation, Container
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: canopy
Plant Behavior: Slow Growing
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos