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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Shirasawa maple 'Autumn Moon'
Acer palmatum 'Autumn Moon' Acer 'Autumn Moon'
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
'Autumn Moon' is a bushy tree or large shrub, up to about 6m high, with grey-brown bark, and rounded eleven-lobed leaves about 6cm across. Leaves are clear yellow or yellowish-green, but in full sun are green with yellowish veins; in both situations they are tinged burnt-orange and turn orange-red in autumn. Cream and pink flowers, in spring, are held in upright spreading clusters, and are followed by winged near-horizontal greenish-brown fruits about 2cm across
Habit Spreading / Branched
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect West-facing or South-facing or East-facing or North-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained acidic or neutral soil in partial shade or full sun; for more advice, see Japanese maple cultivation
Propagate by softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden City & Courtyard Gardens Patio & Container Plants
Pruning Pruning group 1 (little or no pruning of trees and shrubs)
Pests May be affected by scale insect, including horse chestnut scale, and aphids, mites, and caterpillars; plants in containers may be affected by vine weevil larvae
May be affected by coral spot, Phytophthora root rot, verticillium wilt, honey fungus, and acer leaf scorch
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