Full moon maple (Acer japonicum)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
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Full moon maple (Acer japonicum)

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 5
Mature Height Mature Height
15 to 20 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Slower
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, rounded form; low branches; 15-20’ tall; 10-15’ wide; slow grower; yellow to red fall color; full sun to partial shade; prefers a fertile, loamy soil, pH adaptable; intolerant to poorly-drained, compacted, heavy clay soil; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; sensitive to heat, drought, and road salt; susceptible to verticillium wilt; native to Asia; similar to Korean maple (Acer pseudosieboldianum) but is less cold hardy; cold hardy to zone 5

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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