Item Description

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' 

(Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple)

* Full shade  * Zones 5-7  * 20'-30' tall  * 20'-30' wide * Origin Japan

Royal Horticultural Society award of Garden Merit.!

Beautiful yellow-green foliage!

Excellent choice for BONSAI!

You are bidding on one 6-12 inch tall Golden Full Moon Japanese Maple.  Professionally grafted at our nursery.

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' Pronounced: A-ser shir-ah-sa-WAN-um.   A slow growing maple reaching an ultimate height of 30 feet. In Japan it is a much loved tree, while here 'Aureum' often is overlooked. Its beautiful yellow-green foliage with attractive fall leaves and prominent red flowers and seeds makes this a stunning tree for the North American landscape.

It will take at least ten years for it to reach six feet tall, and it builds character as it ages. Light or dappled shade is best for this maple as afternoon sun will scorch its leaves and deep shade will turn the leaves too green. Plant tree in area protected from cold or strong winds as exposure can cause leaves to turn brown.  Good soil preparation with plenty of organic material will insure your tree thrives.

Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum' was once thought to be an Acer japonicum, but is now part of a group recognized as its own separate species, named after Japanese dendrologist—Miho Shirasawa. The Royal Horticultural Society awarded this cultivar a First Class Certificate and an Award of Garden Merit. This would be great to train as a bonsai!

Companion Plants:

Goes well with  'Shaina', 'Fernleaf' and 'Beni Schichihenge' Japanese Maples. Check out our store for these great plants!

We ship as soon as payment is recieved and we combine shipping charges on multiple orders.

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