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Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

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Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple (Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium') at Minor's Garden Center

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple foliage

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple foliage

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Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple (Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium') at Minor's Garden Center

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple

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Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple (Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium') at Minor's Garden Center

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple in fall

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple in fall

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Height:  20 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5b

Other Names:  Cutleaf Fullmoon Maple

Description:

An incredible small accent tree with a very shapely and compact growth habit and finely cut leaves which turn an amazing crimson color in fall; one of the most refined and delicate ornamentals available for the home landscape

Ornamental Features

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple has green foliage throughout the season. The deeply cut lobed palmate leaves turn an outstanding crimson in the fall. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple is an open multi-stemmed deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This tree will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live to a ripe old age of 100 years or more; think of this as a heritage tree for future generations!

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Sizes Available:

TREE FORM: 4' B&B

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Applications
Fall Color  Texture  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features
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