SelecTree: Tree Detail
FULL MOON MAPLE
Photo Locations: National Arboretum - Washington, DC, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA, Huntington Botanical Gardens - San Marino, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Relatively hard to find in California.
Native to Japan.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Additional Common Names
FULL MOON MAPLE, DOWNY JAPANESE MAPLE
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Palmate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Purple. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Red to Brown Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Brown, Dark Gray or Light Green, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Leaves and Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 2 - 6 and 14 - 16.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Not Suited.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer japonicum Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-japonicum >