Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple
Original price $45.00 - Original price $80.00
$45.00 - $80.00
Current price $45.00
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
Aureum Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple
Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' is a star in the garden. It leafs out with large round chartreuse green fans that become more yellow as the spring progresses. Mid-summer colors fade back to a bright yellow-green. With a few hours of morning sun, 'Aureum' may leaf out with a purple-red border and highlighted veins in the leaf. Fall colors are oranges infused with reds. Because of these amazing color changes of yellow and orange, 'Aureum' is often also known as the Golden Full Moon maple.
Protection from the hot afternoon sun is a must with this tree, especially in the south. It is best grown in zones 5-8a in dappled to heavy shade. Patience is needed for this tree. While it may appear vigorous when young, 'Aureum' slows down with age only reaching 6-8 ft in height around 10 years. Sometimes this tree is best placed around the garden in a container until the right spot is found for this tree to thrive. Because of this slow growth pattern, it is ideal for container growing. This will allow you to find the right spot in the yard for 'Aureum' to shine.
Limited Quantities Available !! As we have over a thousand cultivars of Japanese maples, we often do not have many of each cultivar. We recommend that you buy the Japanese maples you want immediately as we often sell out of certain selections.