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Acer japonicum Aconitifolium

Fern Leaf Japanese Maple (Full Moon Japanese Maple)

A dwarf, upright, mounding plant with fern-like, deeply divided foliage displaying a brilliant crimson colour in the fall. Small, reddish-purple blooms appear before the leaves and give way to red samaras.

  • »  An excellent plant for the garden, providing an upright mounding form
  • »  Very distinctive leaves (much larger than other Japanese maples) turn brilliant red in the fall
  • »  Small reddish-purple flowers appear before the leaves
  • »  Red seed-bearing samaras appear in early fall, contrasting with leaves
  • »  Bloom Time: Spring

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  • Category:Shrubs
  • Hardiness Zone:5
  • Height:300-350 cm
  • Spread:300-350 cm
  • Bloom Color: Red
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Medium
Slow
Attributes
Deciduous
Fall Color
Low Maintenance
Flowering Time
Early Spring
Habit
Mounding
Upright
Foliage Color
Green
Landscape uses
Rock garden
Specimen
Planting instructions
Container Plants
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

This Japanese maple cultivar can be trained to grow more upright, or left to cascade and mound naturally. Likes protection from drying winds and hot afternoon sun. Grows best in a slightly moist, fertile soil. Add mulch regularly, but avoid heaping the mulch against the stem.