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Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: shirasawanum (shir-ah-sa-WAN-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureum

Synonym:Acer shirasawanum f. aureum

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Category:
Trees

Group:
Unknown - Tell us

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

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5 positives
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Nanthawat On May 23, 2014, Nanthawat from Portland, OR wrote:

Does really well in full Portland, OR sun.

Positive rohwer On Jun 3, 2010, rohwer from West Bouontiful, UT (Zone 5b) wrote:

Great colour to the leaves. Slow growing so I do not need to prune much.

Positive cuchjoe On Jun 24, 2005, cuchjoe from Utica, NY wrote:

This plant has been devine in my yard. It is the show piece. I have had it for some thirty years, it is in full sun ,stands about seven foot , four foot around. every one that steps in the yard admirs it, no matter what time of year.

Positive picea On Jan 20, 2005, picea from Cincinnati, OH wrote:

Looks great in the spring but I have not had much fall color in the cincinnati area. Acer palmatums have colored much better. Northern zone 6

Positive Terry On Sep 4, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Gorgeous chartreuse-to-gold leaves in the fall. Most sources indicate it's pretty slow-growing, reaching 6-8 feet by the time it's a decade old.

Regional...

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

Juneau, Alaska
Dublin, California
Los Angeles, California
Pleasant Hill, California
San Anselmo, California
Calhoun, Georgia
Saint Charles, Illinois
Bethesda, Maryland
Ypsilanti, Michigan
Utica, New York
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Cincinnati, Ohio
Euclid, Ohio
Gates Mills, Ohio
Eugene, Oregon
Portland, Oregon (2 reports)
Woods Cross, Utah
Newport News, Virginia
Bainbridge Island, Washington



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