Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' 2 - Year Graft
Japanese Maples : Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' 2 - Year Graft
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
(Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple)
* Full shade * Zones 5-7 * 20'-30' tall * 20'-30' wide * Origin Japan
Awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Garden Merit!
luminous yellow-green foliage!
Superb Bonsai pick!
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' Pronounced: A-ser shir-ah-sa-WAN-um, is also known as the Golden Full Moon Japanese maple. This is a much loved tree in Japan, yet often overlookid in the United States. The Golden Full Moon Japanese maple has brilliant lime-to-chartreuse-tinged foliage in the fall. This captivating fall coloration, coupled with its prominent red flowers and seeds make this a remarkable tree for the North American landscape.
The Full Moon Japanese maple is a slow growing maple, that reaches an ultimate height of 30 feet. This variety will take at least ten years for it to reach six feet tall, building character as it ages. Light or dappled shade is best for this maple as afternoon sun will scorch its leaves, while deep shade will turn the leaves too green. Plant tree in area protected from cold or strong winds as exposure can cause leaves to turn brown. Good soil preparation with plenty of organic material will insure that your tree thrives.
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' was once thought to be an Acer japonicum, but is now part of a group recognized as its own separate species, named after Japanese dendrologist Miho Shirasawa. The Royal Horticultural Society awarded this cultivar a First Class Certificate and an Award of Garden Merit. An excellent plant to train as a bonsai!
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