Full Moon Maple, Japanese Maple
Acer shirasawanum 'Palmatifolium'

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

Unknown - Tell us

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:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Winnetka, Illinois

Russell, Kentucky

Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Greensboro, North Carolina

Bucyrus, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Apr 11, 2015, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The species is also called A. japonicum, especially among horticulturists.

Positive

On Apr 11, 2015, acerjap from Brookline, MA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Beautiful tree, bright green spring thru late summer then gorgeous orange/reds. Winter temps since planted down to
-09. Drip irrigat'n. 5' growth in 6 yrs full, hot sun.Prune often.

Positive

On Jun 3, 2011, plantaholic186 from Winnetka, IL wrote:

I am half tempted to add 4a to the zone rating for this plant. I planted one in the UP of Michigan, leeward of a house and a light layer of burlap over it, and there is not one bit of die-back. It has leafed out rather early, but hasn't been affected by several nights of temps in the low 40s. I'm going to leave the lower branches uncovered this winter to see if they'll make it.