Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’
fernleaf full moon maple
Fernleaf full moon maple is a bold and beautiful tree. Its most outstanding quality is undoubtedly its foliage; its deeply dissected leaves create a rich texture in the landscape. In early spring the bright green new leaves and small red flowers are subtle yet lovely. In autumn, the bright green leaves of this handsome tree explode into color -- showing off shades of red and orange tinged with purple and yellow. One of the best small trees you can grow.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: red, yellow, orange
Great Color Partners: blue, chartreuse, dark green
Culture NotesFernleaf full moon maple will develop fantastic and brilliant fall color in full sun as well as in light, open, or dappled shade. In shade the primary colors will be orange and yellow with a blush of red. It will grow best in rich well drained soil, but will tolerate sand and clay with regular summer watering. Very little pruning is needed to maintain a beautiful specimen; only remove poorly developed branches, dead wood or broken limbs.
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Plant Type: round tree
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 6 to 8
Flower Color: red
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun or light to dappled shade
Water Requirements: regular watering