Downy Japanese Maple 'Aconitifolium'
Also known as
Full Moon Maple
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Downy Japanese Maple 'Aconitifolium' Overview
Also known as Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium Maiku Jaku' and Acer japonicum Filicifolium'. This dwarf, multi-stemmed tree grows up to 3 metres high, with a rounded habit. The leaves are finely 9-11-lobed, the lobes being deeply incised almost to the base with each lobe being further divided, sharply dentate. The shape is very much like the genus Aconitum, or Monkshood. In summer the leaves are mid green and they turn crimson in autumn. Pendulous corymbs of red-purple flowers appear in the spring.
How to propagate Downy Japanese Maple 'Aconitifolium'
Species are propagated by seed.
By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.
By budding in summer.
Other uses of Downy Japanese Maple 'Aconitifolium'
Primarily grown for their autumn colour.