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
Other common namesgolden Shirasawa maple
SynonymsAcer japonicum 'Aureum'
Acer japonicum var. aureum
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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