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Jordan Full Moon Maple

Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan'

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Jordan Full Moon Maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan') at Tagawa Gardens

Jordan Full Moon Maple

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Jordan Full Moon Maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Jordan') at Tagawa Gardens

Jordan Full Moon Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  12 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4


Lovely hand-like foliage emerges pastel orange and glows lemon yellow to yellow-green throughout the summer on this dazzling small accent tree; red fruit, vibrant fall colors are orange-red; this shapely tree deserves to be in every yard

Ornamental Features

Jordan Full Moon Maple is primarily grown for its highly ornamental fruit. It features abundant showy red samaras in early summer. The fruit can be messy if allowed to drop on the lawn or walkways, and may require occasional clean-up. It has attractive chartreuse-variegated lemon yellow foliage which emerges orange in spring. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall.

Landscape Attributes

Jordan Full Moon Maple is a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Jordan Full Moon Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Jordan Full Moon Maple will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. You may want to keep it away from hot, dry locations that receive direct afternoon sun or which get reflected sunlight, such as against the south side of a white wall. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Shade  Massing  Screening 
Fruit  Foliage Color  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features

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