Full Moon Maple, Japanese Maple
Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: shirasawanum (shir-ah-sa-WAN-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Moonrise
Additional cultivar information:(PP16718; aka Munn 001, Moonrise)
Hybridized by Munn
Registered or introduced: 2004
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Category:

Trees

Group:

Other

Height:

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bear, Delaware

Danielsville, Georgia

Columbus, Ohio

Dallas, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 27, 2013, GA_maples from Danielsville, GA wrote:

This is a fantastic addition to the Full-moon (Acer shirasawanum) group of Japanese maples with chartreuse leaf color. Intruduced by Carl Munn of Munn's Nursery in Oregon, this plant is a HUGE improvement for sun tolerance over the parent tree, 'Aureum'. New growth is carmine red.

We have recently planted one of 'Moonrise' in full sun here in Georgia, and will report on its performance.