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Acer shirasawanum 'Kawaii'

Acer shirasawanum 'Kawaii' is a dwarf, low growing Japanese maple with beautiful dissected leaves. Spring time leaves emerge orange red with prominent green veins. The leaves then age to a burgundy into summer and then explode into brilliant reds and oranges on the arrival of fall. 'Kawaii' forms a mounding, cascading shape reaching 1' tall x 2' wide in 10 years. A very slow growing deciduous shrub, it is very well suited for an ornamental planter or planted in a smaller garden.

Acer shirasawanum 'Kawaii' was discovered as a seedling off a shirasawanum by Buchholz Nursery in Oregon, USA. Translated, 'Kawaii' means 'cute' in the Japanese language.