Zones: 5-9. ‘Kawaii’, translate that as ‘Cute’, is a short weeping japonica maple with small leaves 2-2.5 inches long emerging in spring colors of plum red with orange shading. Summer brings more green to present an orange edged green leaf followed by brilliant fall colors of red and orange thus giving a long season of visual delight. Hardy to -20 degrees (which is lower than most palmatum maples) Kawaii grows slowly to about 3-4 feet at ten years, slightly taller with age. Easily kept shorter with trimming. Prefers filtered shade or AM sun, with moderate water and good drainage. Shipping size approximately 8-10 inches.
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