Family: Aceraceae

Scientific Name: Acer japonicum Aconitifolium

Common Name: Full moon maple Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple.

DescriptionA small deciduous tree with fantastic fall color. Reported to be one of the more cold hardy Acer japonicum cultivars.
Plant TypeTrees Deciduous
Hardiness Zone5-7
Sunlightfull sun, mostly sunny part sun
Moistureaverage, moist, avoid dry
Soil & Siteaverage, moist, avoid dry
Fruitwinged samaras
Leavesgreen, palmate, deeply divided, red to orange fall color
Dimensions8-10 by 8-10 feet (HS)
Native SiteJapan, Manchuria and Korea.
Cultivar OriginParsons Nursery, Flushings New York, 1888
Author's NotesAlways listed as having crimson red fall color. The ones I have observed over the years have a reddish orange color. Might be because of the site and the time of the year I observe these plants?
Notes & Reference#01-Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (Michael Dirr), #93-North American Landscape Trees (Arthur Lee Jacobson), #144-Missouri Botanical Gardens web site (
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