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Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade'

(Japanese Maple, 'Green Cascade')

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‘Green Cascade’ is a small mounded tree with a weeping habit. It typically grows to only 4-5' tall and to 6-8' wide over the first 10 years. Finely-dissected emerald green leaves (to 6” across) develop excellent yellow, orange and red fall colors. It often grows in a multi-trunked form. It is native to mountainous areas of Japan, Manchuria and Korea. It features rounded, palmate, almost fern-like, medium green leaves (to 3-6” across) which are deeply divided (approximately 1/3 of distance to the leaf base) into 7-11 acuminate, toothed and cut, ovate to lance-shaped lobes. Leaves turn yellow and red in fall. Each rounded leaf purportedly resembles a full moon, hence the common name. Small purplish-red flowers in pendulous corymbs appear in early spring (April) before the leaves. Flowers are followed by winged samaras (to 1” long) which ripen in late summer to early fall. Although somewhat similar in appearance to Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), full moon maple has larger leaves with more lobes per leaf and downy leaf stems.


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers lightly dappled shade. Leaves may scorch in full sun in hot southern summers. Plants prefer cool summer conditions. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Stake young trees for more erect growth.

Additional Information

Common Name Japanese Maple, 'Green Cascade'
Botanical Name Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade'
Container/Amount 30 gallon
Plant Category Tree
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
Hardiness Zone 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a
Height 8 to 10 ft.
Width 10 to 15 ft.
Growth Rate Average
Light Requirements Part-sun, Part-shade
Soil Condition Well-drained
Water Needs Average
Blooming Period Spring
Flower Color purplish-red
Fragrance No
Foliage Color green
Berry Color No
Deer Resistant No

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