Acer japonicum, Amur maple, Downy Japanese maple, Fullmoon maple. Acer japonicum 'Aureum'
Acer japonicum 'Aureum'

Acer japonicum

Amur maple, Downy Japanese maple, Fullmoon maple
Family: Sapindaceae
Origin: Japan
USDA Zone: 5-7?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersOrnamental foliageDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Acer japonicum is a small deciduous tree growing to 5-10 m (rarely 15 m) tall, with a trunk up to 40 cm in diameter. In cultivation, it is often only a shrubby tree with multiple trunks joining at ground-level. In autumn, the leaves turn bright orange to dark red.

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