Acer japonicum--Full Moon Maple

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Acer japonicum--Full Moon Maple

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Full moon maple is bushy and has a height and spread of 20 to 30 feet. The tree has a slow growth rate, is considered hard to transplant, and is not tolerant of pruning. The main ornamental characteristic of full moon maple is its red, yellow or orange fall color. The purplish or red flowers are followed by reddish winged fruit. Best growth occurs in rich garden soil and a light exposure of sun or shade.

Several cultivars of full moon maple are: 'aconitifolium'--(Fernleaf Maple)--red fall color, divided leaves; 'aureum'--leaves yellow; 'parsoni'--leaves cut and divided; 'sieboldianum'--flowers small, yellow; 'vitifolium'--cut leaves.

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