Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Aconitifolium Fullmoon Maple

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Plant Information

  • Scientific Name: Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' Play audio of plant name
  • Parent: Acer japonicum
  • Zone: 5
  • Plant Size: 10-12'
  • Habit: Rounded
  • Culture:

    Requires a soil that is neutral to acid. Generally hardier than A. palmatum. Full sun to shade.

  • Notes:

    A shrub formed selection with deeply divided leaves that turn a vibrant red in fall.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Heading back is done to shape and reduce the size of the plant. Cut prominent shoots back inside the body of the plant to where they meet another branch.

    Heading back may be done from late fall to mid-July.

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Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Bill Hoch, Associate Professor
Montana State University

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