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Fernleaf Full-Moon Maple

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

SKU
00052
Graceful, rounded, small tree with spectacular, deeply cut, dark green leaves that turn a rich ruby-crimson color in autumn. Thrives in climates with moderate to cool summers. An outstanding understory accent for a woodland garden or any dappled shade setting, especially effective in fall. Deciduous.
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Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationAY-ser juh-PON-ih-kum a-kon-eye-tee-FOH-lee-um
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 8 to 12 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower ColorRed
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Firewise, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil consistently moist but not soggy.
Companion PlantsLily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Peony (Paeonia); Japanese Forest Grass (Hakonechloa); Astilbe (Astilbe); Rhododendron (Rhododendron)

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

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-7

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