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Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' (Full Moon Maple)

Full Moon Maple 'Autumn Moon', Shirasawa Maple 'Autumn Moon', Acer palmatum 'Autumn Moon', Acer 'Autumn Moon'


Vigorous and easy to grow, Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' (Full Moon Maple) is a bushy tree or large shrub of upright habit noted for its beautiful summer and fall foliage. Emerging clear yellow or chartreuse in spring, the rounded, palmate leaves, adorned with 9-11 lobes, are tinged with an unusual burnt-orange color. These colors are strongest in full sun or very light shade. In the fall, they turn rich shades of orange and red. Small cream and pink flowers, borne in upright clusters, appear in spring and give way to samaras which contrast nicely with the foliage, adding ornamental interest to the display. Slow-growing, this unique maple cultivar is perfect for small gardens or containers.

  • Grows up to 8-15 ft. tall (240-450 cm) and 8-18 ft. (240-540 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 sun or light shade.
  • 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

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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 8' – 15' (240cm – 4.5m)
Spread 8' – 18' (240cm – 5.4m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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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 8' – 15' (240cm – 4.5m)
Spread 8' – 18' (240cm – 5.4m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Japanese Garden, Traditional Garden

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