Moonrise Shirasawa Maple
Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'
This species grows as a deciduous large shrub or small tree growing to 8–15 m tall with a trunk up to 50 cm diameter. The bark is smooth on both young and old trees. The shoots are slender and hairless. The leaves are rounded, 4.5–8 cm long and 6–12 cm broad. Throughout the summer, bright pink new growth is displayed, while malting leaf colors of pink to chartreuse provide a dynamic contrast that will stand out in the landscape. In autumn, the leaves turn bright gold or orange to dark red. It blooms in April-May, the fruits ripen in September-October.
A full sun or part shade lover. Тhis plant is easily grown in moist, organically rich, well-drained soils.