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Acer shirasawanum

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Description

Full Moon Maple is a small deciduous tree or large shrub native to Japan. It is grown for its attractive foliage and good fall color. It is slow-growing and eventually may reach 15 -20 feet tall. Its small stature makes it a good patio tree or container plant.

Grow in average moist well-drained soil and provide afternoon shade to prevent leave scorch and from strong winds. Use as a specimen, in an Asian garden or as an understory tree.

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Aureum’
    Yellow leaves tinged with red. Orange red fall color.
  • 'Autumn Moon'
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#small tree#slow growing#deciduous shrub#understory tree#deciduous tree#patio#container#part shade
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • ‘Aureum’
    Yellow leaves tinged with red. Orange red fall color.
  • 'Autumn Moon'
Tags:
#deciduous#fall color#small tree#slow growing#deciduous shrub#understory tree#deciduous tree#patio#container#part shade
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    shirasawanum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Description:
    The fruit is a paired samara, red aging to brown held in erect clusters above the leaves.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Description:
    Reddish flowers in clusters
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Orbicular
    Palmasect
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2-3 inch leaves with 9-13 lobes with serrated margins, acuminate tip. Fall color is yellow, orange or red.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Bark Description:
    Smooth gray bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Bud Terminal:
    Cluster of terminal buds
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Lawn
    Patio
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Design Feature:
    Small Tree
    Understory Tree