Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’

Scientific name: Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’

Synonym: Acer japonicum ‘Aureum’ , Acer japonicum var. aureum


Common names: “Golden full moon maple” “Golden Shirasawanum maple”

Plant Type: Deciduous bushy shrub or small tree


Zone: 5-7

Light: Light – open shade

Exposure: Sheltered from hot afternoon sun and drying winds

Soil: Fertile

Moisture: Moist well drained


Plant Size: H 8-20′ W 7-20′

Leaf and Stem shape: Leaves rounded with 7-13 lobes, bright yellow in spring, chartreuse in summer, orange and red in autumn

Flower:Crimson upright clusters followed by red samaras

Pruning: Minimal pruning, in mid June or will bleed

Maintenance: Low

Landscape use: Architectural, Japanese garden

Propagate: By grafting and budding

Pests & Disease: Webworm

Comments: ~AGM winner,  nice colour all year

Cultivars: ~AGM winner: A. s. ‘Aconitifolium’


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