Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'
golden full moon maple
'Aureum' is a bushy, slow-growing medium-sized deciduous shrub or small tree. Leaves rounded with 7-9 lobes, bright yellow throughout the summer. Flowers crimson, carried in upright clusters. One of the best yellow-leaved Japanese maples
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
- Native to the UK
Acer can be deciduous trees or large shrubs with paired, often palmately-lobed leaves and small flowers followed by characteristic winged fruits. Many have fine autumn colour, and some have ornamental stems
- Name status
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