General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 16-20 feet (slow-growing)
Plant Spread: 16-20 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Best foliage color occurs with part afternoon shade. Leaves may scorch in full sun. Plants prefer cool summer conditions. It also grows as a multi-stemmed shrub. Round leaves with 9-13 shallow lobes turn gold to orange to red in fall.
Fruit: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Reddish-purple
Flower Time: Spring
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks Award Winner

Common names
  • Golden Full Moon Maple
  • Shirasawa Maple
  • Japanese Maple
  • Maple
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Acer shirasawanum
  • Synonym: Acer shirasawanum f. aureum

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