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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 15'
  • Exposure: Full - Partial Sun
  • Bloom Time: Inconspicuous
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Fernleaf Full Moon Maple

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

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If autumn color is your passion, then this is the tree for you! Fernleaf Full Moon Maple will give you fall fireworks each year. During spring and summer, its soft green leaves are beautiful, too—deeply cut and heavily lobed, like feathery fingers. But fall is when it takes your breath away. Plants in sunnier sites will turn a blazing scarlet color, while in a bit more shade, you’ll get a mix of red, orange, purple, and gold. Site Fernleaf Full Moon Maple where the morning sun can shine through the foliage, and it will glow like stained glass! Magical.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-7
  • Spacing: 15'
  • Exposure: Full - Partial Sun
  • Bloom Time: Inconspicuous
  • Show more ›

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The Story

Full Moon Maple, native to Japan, Manchuria, and Korea, is similar to the species known as Japanese Maple, but there are some differences. Full Moon Maple is less tolerant of hot weather than Japanese Maple, and its branches are stiffer and coarser. It gets its name from its rounded leaves. This cut-leaved variety was introduced to the public in 1888 by Parsons Nursery of Flushing, New York. It may have already existed in Japan before then, however, because it also has a Japanese name, Maiku Jaku, which means “Dancing Peacock.”

The Details

Fernleaf Full Moon Maple flowers are underrated! They dangle below the downy-soft, newly emerging leaves like tiny red bells, the bright yellow stamens poking out from the bottom. You won’t notice them from a distance, but up close, they’re precious! Put a bench under your tree so you can sit down and appreciate them at close range.

How to Grow

Fernleaf Full Moon Maple is happiest in moderate climates where winters are neither too frigid, nor summers too hot and steamy. It appreciates some shade from the afternoon sun. Wind protection is advisable in sites exposed to freezing winter winds. Fernleaf Full Moon Maple isn’t fussy about soil, as long as it isn’t wet. Like most Maple Trees, it does occasionally fall prey to verticillium wilt, a fungal disease present in some soils. The disease is more likely to attack stressed trees, and proper cultural care is the best means of defense against it.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Full - Partial Sun
Avg Mature Height 8-12'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Dark Green
Fall Leaf Color Orange, Purple, Red
Flower Color Red
Flower Time Inconspicuous
Fruit Color N/A
Fruit Time N/A
Foliage Color Dark Green
Bloom Time Inconspicuous
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: A

Size A

Size: B

Size B

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Size A Trees:

3' Tall. Grown in our #7 tree container. This tree is going to be a spectacle to behold in your landscape for years to come.

Size B Trees:

4' Tall. Strong stem caliper, strong branching and great form. This tree will have an immediate impact on your landscape. Grown in our #15 tree container.

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