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Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple - Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
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Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple - Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Sapindaceae Acer Shirasawanum Aureum

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3 Gallon
In Stock
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Cannot ship to: Alaska, California, Hawaii
Grows InZone 5A · -20° to -15° F through Zone 9B · 25° to 30° F
Grows in Ashburn! (Learn More)
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun, Dappled Light / Filtered Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDeer Resistant, Heat
BloomsFall Foliage, Spring Foliage, Summer Foliage
Foliage ColorYellow, Chartreuse
Average Height12' to 15', 15' to 20'
Average Width10' to 15', 15' to 20'
AttractsVisual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
FragrancesNone
Additional Information About Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple - Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Acer Shirasawanum 'Aureum' is a slow and moderate growing tree that can be grown in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 5A through 9B. It matures to an average height of 12 feet to 20 feet and an average width of 10 feet to 20 feet, depending on climate and other environmental factors. It prefers growing in a location that provides full sun, morning sun with afternoon shade, morning shade with afternoon sun or filtered sun and grows best when planted in sand, loam, clay or silt soil that is well drained. The foliage is yellow and chartreuse in color. It attracts visual attention and songbirds / birds and is resistant to deer and heat.

Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple can be useful in the landscape along woodland borders, in containers or planters, under a shade tree, as a focal point, in landscape beds or islands, to frame the corners of a home or other building or to add property value and also in theme gardens or shade gardens.


More about our Japanese Maples...

Gardener Direct offers over 150 outstanding and unique varieties of Japanese Maple. We are testing and adding new varieties every year. Our container-grown maples are expertly grown from grafts with the utmost care. Before we offer them for sale, plants are fully rooted and well-branched in 2, 3 or 5 gallon containers. 

To determine hardiness and overall performance in the landscape, each variety of Japanese Maple has been field-tested in our trial gardens here in mid-Georgia. This means you can count on the specific information we provide about each plant.


More about the Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple...

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum', known as the "Golden Full Moon maple," has large, orbicular golden to chartreuse leaves with bright red petioles, making it one of the most desired Japanese maples. The foliage will be more golden with more sun. It is a somewhat slower grower reaching 10 feet or so in 10 years and over 20 feet at maturity. 

Japanese maples stand out best when they are planted as a single specimen or in small groupings. Use them to accentuate an entryway or as a focal point to draw attention to a certain area of the landscape or home. Be careful not too overcrowd your Japanese Maple. We suggest underplanting with dwarf, low growing shrubs or groundcovers.


Culture & Care

When provided the right environment in the landscape Japanese Maples are very easy to grow and care for, and long lived.

Soil - Japanese maples adapt well to many soil types provided there is good drainage. Consistently wet or soggy soils can be a killer.

Sun -  Some varieties will tolerate full sun. However, in their natural habitat, Japanese Maples are understory trees, growing in dappled forest sunlight and at the edges of partially shaded woodlands. Ideally they prefer to be grown in similar conditions, especially in the warmer climate of the Deep South.

Water - During the first two summers after planting a Japanese Maple, make sure to water enough to keep soil damp but not soggy. Constantly wet feet can cause serious problems. Proper planting method can ensure proper drainage over the long term.

Pruning - When a specific variety of Japanese maple is planted in the right size space; where it have room to grow to mature size, rarely will it require pruning. That beings said, removal of damaged or stray branches that spoil the form of the tree can be performed almost any time of year. Heavy or major pruning is best left to professionals. If you hire someone to prune your Japanese maple make sure he/she has the credentials and ALWAYS check references.

Planting Your Japanese Maple

SEE: Detailed Planting Instructions For How To Plant A Japanese Maple in the Ground


 

 

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