Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’

(Full Moon, Maple)


$299.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a

Quick Overview:

‘Aconitifolium’ is a dwarf, mounded, deciduous multi-stemmed shrub or small tree which typically grows slowly to 8-10′ tall. Features palmate, almost fern-like medium green leaves which are deeply divided into 9-11 toothed and cut lobes. Leaves turn crimson in fall. Small reddish flowers appear in spring before the leaves and give way to samaras which ripen in late summer to early fall. As with many maples, the flowers are rather attractive close up, but are not particularly showy from a distance. Cultivar name translates as "foliage of aconitum" in reference to the supposed resemblance of the divided leaves to those of monkshood. This cultivar is also sometimes called fernleaf fullmoon maple.

Description

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 trunk for more erect growth or leave alone for spreading effect.

Additional information

Common Name

Full Moon, Maple

Botanical Name

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Container/Amount

15 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun

Height

8 to 10 ft.

Width

to 10 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

Spring

Flower Color

purplish-red

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

Orange/red

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