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Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’

Golden Shirasawa Maple

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  • Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height8m to 8m
  • Spread8m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourRed-ish purple
  • Leaf ColourLight green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ (Golden Shirasawa Maple). Also known as Acer japonicum 'Aureum'. This is a rounded, bushy, deciduous small tree or large shrub with rounded, 7-11 lobed, bright yellow leaves, 7-10 cm long, which become bright red in the autumn. Produces tiny, reddish-purple flowers which are borne in upright corymbs.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree

Other common names

Golden full moon maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and for foliage interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Sandy, Loamy, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered position.

Propagation

By grafting.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for scale insects, aphids or mites

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