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botanical name:
Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'
Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Japanese Maple, Full Moon Maple
family:  Sapindaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 5.00m
width: 5.00m
growth rate: very slow
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: golden
flower colour:
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral-acid
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Slow growing small tree, often multi-stemmed. Attractive palmate, fan-shaped leaves with 9 to 11 lobes. They are soft golden yellow flushed with orange-red, becoming more greenish yellow in summer. Very good autumn colours. Reputed to be stronger growing and more resilient than its parent 'Aureum'.

cultivation:
Moist, well drained, fertile soil in part shade. Will tolerate full sun in locations that are not too hot. Needs a position sheltered from cold winds and late frosts, which can damage emerging foliage.
Prune if required, by removing dead or unwanted branches in late autumn to midwinter.

propagation:
By grafting in late winter, or bud-grafts in late summer. Slow and tricky to propagate.

other notes:
Originated as a sport of Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum', raised at the Maplewood Nursery, Oregon the USA
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