Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Golden Fullmoon Maple; Shirasawa Maple

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Slow-growing
Mature Height - 10-20 feet tall
Mature Width - 10-20 feet wide
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Reddish-purple flowers in erect corymbs bloom in spring.
Fruit - Attractive red samaras up to 3/4" long, which contrast with the foilage.
Leaf - 11-13 lobed leaves, 2.5" across; leaves golden yellow (sometimes edged with red); lobes sharply and irregularly toothed, ovate and lanceolate; sinuses shallow
Fall Color - Handsome golden yellow
Bark -
Other Features - Also grows as multi-stemmed shrub;
Possible Use - Understory shrub
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil; afternoon part-shade for best foilage color; heat may scorch leaves; protect from wind
Native Habitat - Native to Japan
Diseases and Insects - No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to verticillium wilt, leaf spots, root rots, anthracnose, collar rot and stem canker. Potential insect pests include aphids, scale, borers and caterpillars. Mites may appear.
Strength -
Weakness - Color does not hold well in intense heat

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