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A picture of a Downy Japanese Maple 'Aconitifolium'

Downy Japanese Maple 'Aconitifolium'

Acer aconitifolium

Also known as

Full Moon Maple

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

2.5m

Min

2.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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'

Seed

Species are propagated by seed.

Grafting

By grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring.

Layering

Budding

By budding in summer.

Other uses of Downy Japanese Maple 'Aconitifolium'

Primarily grown for their autumn colour.