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Acer palmatum 'Kurui jishi'

Kurui jishi Japanese Maple
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Maximum 6 feet
Width: Minimum 6 inches, Maximum 6 feet
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This delightful small (slow-growing, 4-6') tree has 7-lobed star-like leaves, the edges of each lobe roll inward ending in a pointed tip; rich-green in summer, showy yellow in fall, ; great for bonsai or container. Sun-PSh/Med

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Submitted by Don Schmidt Nursery Inc. on 3/14/2014 9:31 AM

'Kurui jishi' is a dwarf version of 'Okushimo'. Growth is irregular, giving it an oriental appearance. Matures to about 6' by 6'. Its leaf lobes curl upward to give a star-shaped appearance. It has wonderful golden fall foliage. Japanese name means "confused lion."


Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:29 PM

This cultivar has strongly incurved leaves and supposedly a vase shaped habit; but mine have a sort of drooping wide shape. The leaves are darker green than Okushimo which has a similar leaf form. zone 5.


Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:29 PM

DWARF, green. Deep green leaves have a star shaped appearance due to the incurved lobes, similar to 'Okushimo'. A slow, stiff, upright grower excellent for small gardens or container growing.


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