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Cultural Details for Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Common Name:
Golden Fullmoon Maple; Shirasawa Maple

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
10-20 feet tall

Average Mature Width:
10-20 feet wide

Flower Details:
Reddish-purple flowers in erect corymbs bloom in spring.

Fruit Details:
Attractive red samaras up to 3/4" long, which contrast with the foilage.

Fall Color:
Handsome golden yellow

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to verticillium wilt, leaf spots, root rots, anthracnose, collar rot and stem canker. Potential insect pests include aphids, scale, borers and caterpillars. Mites may appear.

Native Habitat:
Native to Japan

Other Features:
Also grows as multi-stemmed shrub;

Culture and Care:
Average, medium moisture, well-drained soil; afternoon part-shade for best foilage color; heat may scorch leaves; protect from wind

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8680, 8681

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.