Acer palmatum 'Shigitatsu sawa' Japanese Maple

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One of the first cultivars with variegation following the vein of the leaf.Very pale green in spring changing to a medium green in summer with a less defined vein. Fall color is golden yellow with a contrasting vein. Bark is pale green with white striations. Structure is open and layered, as wide as tall. Slow growing,though not difficult, must have protection from intense sun.


Leaf Shape Palmate
Growth Habit Small Shrub
Landscape Height 8 ft.
Container Height 4 ft.
Minimum Zone 6
Maximum Zone 9
Spring Color Pale Green
Summer Color Yellow, Green
Fall Color Orange, Yellow

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