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Red Dawn Full Moon Maple

Acer shirasawanum 'Red Dawn'

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Red Dawn Full Moon Maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Red Dawn') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Red Dawn Full Moon Maple foliage

Red Dawn Full Moon Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Description:

A vigorous tree with more upright habit and larger pointier leaves than others of this species; attractive burgundy foliage eventually fades to dark green throughout the summer; vibrant fall color; a shapely color accent for the garden

Ornamental Features

Red Dawn Full Moon Maple has attractive burgundy foliage which emerges scarlet in spring. The large lobed leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Red Dawn Full Moon Maple is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. 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.

Red Dawn Full Moon Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Red Dawn Full Moon Maple will grow to be about 15 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 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.

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