Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’

Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in early May

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in early May


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in May

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in May


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in May

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in May


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in May

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in May


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in June

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in June


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in July

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in July


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in October

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in October


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in October

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in October


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in October

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in October


Acer palmatum 'Shigitasu Sawa' in November

Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu Sawa’ in November

(Revised 17 Dec 2013)
Acer palmatum ‘Shigitasu sawa’ is one of our favourite maples, and is one of the most elegant small trees. Its exquisite luminous greenish cream leaves with a delicate darker green veins in spring, and brilliant showy fall colour are outstanding features. I must admit the brightness of its fall colour is not reliable. This tree is more than 19 years old, and is about 3.0 m high. It is in about 30% shade.

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