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Kurui Jishi

This cultivar is notable for its very unusual leaf form. The medium-to-deep green leaves have very narrow lobes, the edges of which curl inward toward the top center, almost rolling into a cylinder. The leaves are reminiscent of birds' feet, though the cultivar name refers to a 'crazy lion' of Japanese literature. The tree is a semi-dwarf to 6 or 8', upright but spreading, with dense foliage and a nice yellow fall color. Not recommended for the coldest zones.