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Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple

Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'

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

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple foliage

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple foliage

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

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

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

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple in spring

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple in spring

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  12 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

This new introduction is taking the plant world by storm with its golden foliage tipped in rich red which lasts into summer, followed by vibrant fall color, the effect is stunning; an ideal accent for the bright home landscape

Ornamental Features

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple has attractive tomato-orange-tipped chartreuse foliage which emerges scarlet in spring. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of gold and in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple is a 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 tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

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

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Autumn Moon Full Moon Maple will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 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 approximately 30 years.

This tree does best in partial shade to shade. 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.

Colorado Sun Requirements

In Colorado, Japanese maples should only be planted in a location that receives morning sun. No mid-day or afternoon sun.

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

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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