Alphabetical Plant Listing

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (Golden Full Moon Maple)

Golden Full Moon Maple, Full Moon Maple 'Aureum', Golden Shirasawa Maple, Acer japonicum 'Aureum', Acer japonicum var. aureum


Highly prized, award-winning Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (Golden Full Moon Maple) is a bushy, medium-sized deciduous shrub or small tree noted for its spectacular foliage. Emerging intensely bright yellow in spring, the rounded, palmate leaves, adorned with 7-9 sharply pointed lobes, gradually turn pale chartreuse as the season progresses. In fall, they turn magnificent shades of orange, red, occasionally blended with purple tones. Small crimson flowers, borne in upright clusters, appear in spring and give way to bright red samaras which contrast nicely with the foliage, adding ornamental interest to the display. Slow-growing, this popular maple cultivar is perfect for small gardens or containers where its attractive branching framework can be admired. Regarded as one of the best yellow-leaved Japanese maples.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society for its outstanding qualities
  • Grows up to 15-20 ft. tall and wide (450-600 cm) at maturity.
  • A full sun or part shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils. Mulch helps retain soil moisture and keep roots cool. Best leaf color in partial shade. Although full sun is tolerated, leaves may scorch in full sun in hot climates.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant in cottage gardens, 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.
  • May be affected by horse chestnut scale, aphids, verticillium wilt.
  • Propagate by grafting

Not sure which Acer - Maples to pick?
Compare All Acer - Maples

Buy Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (Golden Full Moon Maple)

Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Acer - Maples
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

Buy Plants

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Acer - Maples

Guides with Acer - Maples


123rf

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 7
Heat Zones 5 – 7
Climate Zones 3, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16
Plant Type Shrubs, Trees
Plant Family Acer - Maples
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

Great Plant Combination Ideas with Acer - Maples

Guides with Acer - Maples

Plant Calculator

How many Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (Golden Full Moon Maple) do I need for my garden?

%
ft
ft

Your Shopping List

Plant Quantity
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' (Golden Full Moon Maple)

Find your Hardiness Zone

Find your Climate Zone

Find your Heat Zone

Join Gardenia.net

Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device.

Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas.

Join now and start creating your dream garden!

Create a New Collection

Optional. For your reference.


Move Selected Plants to a Different Collection


Delete Collection

This field is required.