20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Full Moon Maple Overview
Acer japonicum - also known as the Full Moon Maple, Amur Maple or Japanese Maple - is a firm favourite with gardeners, grown for its architectural qualities and stunning autumn colours. Planted as a specimen plant, in Japanese gardens or woodlands, it can also be grown outside in a large container - but needs to to be watered regularly throughout the growing season. Originally from Japan and South Korea, Acer japonicum's ease of cross pollination has led to numerous cultivars, and new varieties are produced regularly. They all have slender shoots which are downy with whitish hairs, and their lobed leaves turn red in Autumn. Purple-red flowers appear in spring and are followed by red-brown, paired, winged seeds. A low-maintenance, small, deciduous tree or large shrub, Acer japonicum tolerates most moist, well-drained soils (but prefers acid rather than alkaline soil). It likes a sheltered position and grows happily in sun or part shade.
How to propagate Full Moon Maple
But may not come true.
Softwood cuttings can be taken in early summer.
By budding in summer.
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Other uses of Full Moon Maple
Specimen with autumn colour. Autumn interest.