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Acer japonicum ‘Green Cascade’ (Full Moon Maple)

Full Moon Maple 'Green Cascade', Fern-Leaf Maple 'Green Cascade', Downy Japanese Maple 'Green Cascade'

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Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade', Full Moon Maple 'Green Cascade', Fern-Leaf Maple 'Green Cascade', Downy Japanese Maple 'Green Cascade', Weeping Maple Tree, Fall Color

Noted for its unique habit, award-winning Acer japonicum ‘Green Cascade’ (Full Moon Maple) is a small mounded tree of graceful, weeping, or pendulous habit. Emerging rich emerald green in spring, the palmate, finely-dissected, lacylike leaves are deeply cut into 9-11 lobes. In the fall, the foliage turns brilliant shades of yellow, orange, and crimson. An exceptional landscape specimen tree.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Grows up to 7 ft. tall (210 cm) and 10 ft. wide (300 cm).
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Best leaf color in partial shade. Although the full sun is tolerated, leaves may scorch in full sun in hot southern summers.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant in cottage gardens and city gardens.
  • Low maintenance, this plant needs little pruning. If pruning is necessary, prune during the dormant season and avoid pruning in spring when the sap is running. Fertilize in spring before the leaves emerge.
  • It may be affected by horse chestnut scale, aphids, and verticillium wilt.
  • Propagate by grafting or softwood cuttings

Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Sapindaceae
Genus Acer
Common names Maple
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 7' - 8'
(210cm - 240cm)
Spread 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden
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Requirements

Hardiness 5 - 7
Heat Zones 1 - 7
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 14, 15, 16
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Sapindaceae
Genus Acer
Common names Maple
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Height 7' - 8'
(210cm - 240cm)
Spread 8' - 10'
(240cm - 3m)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Traditional Garden, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden
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