ACER shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'

Commonly known as Japanese maple

Peach, pink and flame colours on the same leaf in autumn. Quite stunning but the spring and summer foliage is equally dramatic. Pumpkin-green leaves at first with a second growth spurt in summer in which the leaves develop a pink halo
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Rounded, 7- to 11-lobed leaves 7-10cm (3-4in) long.
  • Height
    To 3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    To 3m (10ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Rounded, bushy shrub. Produces tiny, red-purple flowers in upright corymbs.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
    Withstands full sun better than Aureum
  • Partial shade

ACER shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon'

Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
Small £35.00  
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large(supplied at approx 2ft) £80.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 7.5 Litre


  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Grows to about 1.5m (5ft) in 10 years
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, mites, scale insects, caterpillars, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch, honey fungus.
    Place of origin
    Europe - Germany
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
to 3m (10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 3m (10ft)

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