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Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Golden Full Moon Maple

  • »  Grows well in partial sunlight
  • »  Golden yellow and green shades
  • »  Fiery red and yellow flowers
  • »  Sturdy for a small tree

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If you're looking for a supernova of color in your landscape, this stellar selection will blow the competition to pieces with its galactic explosion of unearthly color. New growth unfolds to a delicate pale yellow that matures into a luminous golden green, fully edged with bold scarlet. In May, the sparks will fly as yellow and red flowers burst on the scene. Autumn brings another act to this plant's spectacular show as the luminous foliage of summer heats up to a fiery red for truly captivating viewing as the weather cools. Slow-growing, rounded and compact, 'Aureum' is sturdy yet graceful as it goes from small tree to breathtaking specimen as it matures. Plant it with plenty of organic matter and place it in an area with morning sun and afternoon shade to prevent foliage burning that can happen in hot, exposed areas.

Fall Color
Focal Point
Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Songbirds
Flower Color
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Moist, Well-Drained