The Lionheart is a very nice cultivar ...it's suppose to be upright but I would consider it semi upright ... It seems to be more leaf branched than leaf "hairy" as other red and green dissectums are... some might think of it as a bit sparce I though like it's visable branching and non cousin it type look ...It is a very nice cultivar. David
I have a small one and it does hold itself up a bit better than others, but still not like seiryu. It seems to have slightly different leaves than many of my other dissectums. Some of the more vigorous growth looks like this, while the older growth is a bit more typical.
The two are completely differnt cultivars one is a dissectum ..Lion Heart ( no Japanese name to my knowledge I would guess it came from here or another non Japanese country) the other Shishigashira is a crinkly leaf Palmatum (actually Shishi is lion but it seems Kashira is head NOT gashira and nowhere have I ever seen it spelled that way with a K...but it is possibly screwed up somewhere way back when) itis translated "loosly" as Lions mane or Lion head)...A dwarf "relative " of the Lions Mane is the Ojishi and there are several others with similar crinkly leaves but none with any where near as close nit leaves giving it the actual lions mane or lion head look as either the Ojishi or Shishigashira to my knowldge David
The Crimson Queen has a little story to it. I transplanted it from the house next door, (where we are moving back to) and planted it there in front of the house. Then a little later, we decided to add on that porch. Well, as hubby was working, the ladder he had, fell backward (he wasn't on it) and it took the top two feet off that tree. I WAS SICK! So there it was with this trunk just sticking out. He was so apologetic... well, we decided to leave it and see what would happen and now...it's our favorite tree.