Japanese Maple (Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum')

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Acer shirasawanum Accepted
Acer shirasawanum f. aureum Synonym

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: Other: 2008 Great Plant Picks Award Winner


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Happy dance! I got stilt roots!!!!! by Gina1960 Dec 22, 2018 3:06 PM 13
Japanese Maples from seed by hampartsum Jan 30, 2019 11:18 AM 38
Name that Virburnum by Chantell May 11, 2017 4:48 PM 33
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130
Finding duplicates in the database by dave Mar 17, 2015 7:29 PM 165

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