Autumn Moon Fullmoon Maple

Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'

Rare and desirable small brightly colored tree. New growth unfurls in burnt orange, brightening to chartreuse for the season. Fall foliage is even more exceptional displaying varying shades of orange. Best color in direct sun. A perfect small tree for city gardens and limited spaces. Deciduous. Full to part sun. Slow growing 6 to 10 feet tall and as wide.
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5 - 7

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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser shir-ah-sa-WAN-um
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Foliage ColorMulticolored
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureStunning Fall Color

Provide slightly acidic, well-drained soil; shelter from drying winds. Avoid harsh afternoon sun exposures. Mulch to keep root surface cool. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

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