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Golden Full Moon Maple*

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

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Golden Full Moon Maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Golden Full Moon Maple foliage

Golden Full Moon Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

Lime-green hand-like foliage emerges bright gold and glows throughout the summer on this dazzling small accent tree; vibrant fall colors of gold touched with red; this shapely tree deserves to be in every yard

Ornamental Features

Golden Full Moon Maple has attractive lime green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn outstanding shades of gold and red in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Golden 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 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.

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

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Golden Full Moon Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 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. 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.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

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