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Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'

Golden Fullmoon Maple
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Exposure: Light/Bright Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Minimum 12 feet , Maximum 15 feet
Width: Minimum 18 inches, Maximum 18 inches
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Lovely full moon maple with a similar habit to that of Acer circinnatum, the vine maple, but more tolerant of sun -- all but full afternoon sun -- with delicate golden leaves that tint orange then become vibrant orange in autumn, the tree growing to 8-10 ft in time. Decent drainage and regular summer water for best appearance. Frost hardy in USDA zone 6.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

One of the most prized of the ''Japanese'' maples, but one of the hardest to get. Somewhat difficult to propagate, it grows slowly and burns in the sun because of the golden foliage, but worth the trouble in a filtered-sun location.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

Of the varieties of this large shrub/small tree, one of the "most compelling in the composition of the garden picture is 'Aureum' the leaves of which are a pale golden yellow throughout the season." (Barber ; Phillips). Sun-PSh/Med

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

A nice specimen of the Golden Full Moon Maple can seem to levitate in the garden with its glowing golden green leaves. 15 ft t & w. Protect from hot sun.

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6 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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Priority Jaycee Newman Inc. Boring, OR Email now 503-663-7373 BB: X Container: X
Bizon Nursery Co. Hubbard, OR Email now 503-682-2435 Container: 2
Eshraghi Nursery Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-628-8685 Container: 2
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  • KG Farms Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-678-3245 BB: 1
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  • Rare Tree Nursery Silverton, OR Email now 503-847-9242 Container: X Liner: X
    TSW Nursery Sales Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-4401 Container: X