Also known as the ‘Golden Full Moon’ Maple, Acer shirasawanum Aureum is a slow growing beauty with stunning, uniquely coloured, fan-shaped leaves.
Starting with buttery-yellow leaves in the spring, in summer the tree's foliage transforms into a display of bright yellow/lime, before its leaves complete their transition to golden orange with red margins in the autumn.
Small crimson flowers appear in summer as the tree matures, contrasting beautifully with the butter-yellow leaves.
Perfect for any garden, it is easy to grow and very hardy even in the coldest parts of the UK. Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
With a bushy, spreading habit, this golden Japanese Maple will reach around 4m x 4m metres in 20 years and thrives in moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade (although will also be fine in full sun if kept regularly watered).
Supplied as a 3L potted plant approx. 40-50cm tall, ready for immediate potting on or planting out.
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