Autumn Moon Like the golden fullmoon maple, this features golden leaves. But on this variety, the leaves bear decidedly pink tones. In fall, the leaves put on a show in shades of red, orange, and yellow. Name: Acer shirasawanum Autumn Moon Growing Conditions: Part shade and moist, well-drained soil Size: 25 feet tall and wide Zones:5-7 Choose It Because: You need a Japanese maple with golden leaves.
The glorious fall foliage of fullmoon maple (Acer shirasawanum) 'Autumn Moon' isn't this tree's only plus. In spring, the new leaves emerge red before turning the tree's summer color of light green tinged with a slight red-orange blush.
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