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Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'
Fullmoon Maple, Fern Leaf Maple,
Maiku Jaku (Dancing Peacock)


General: Cultivated in 1888, A. japonicum 'Aconitifolium' is a small, slow growing, upright tree that grows to 15-20' tall and is as wide as tall. It also has a multi-branching, sparsely dense growing habit.

Leaves: 7 to 13, but usually 11, palmately, deeply, lobed leaves. Fall color is brilliant shades of scarlets, oranges, and crimson reds.

Flowers: Conspicuous red flowers, just before leaves appear around April.

Fruit: Inconspicuous/ Not showy.

Bark: Smooth grey bark with a showy silhouette form in the winter.


Growing Conditions: Partial shade to full sun. Fall color will be affected by the amount of shade. Prefers well-drained soil.

Maintenance: Low maintenance. Pruning needed just to form shape and no major insect pests to report.

Transplanting: Spring or fall dig only. You may need to root prune a season prior when moving older trees.

Zone 5 to 7

Experience at Great Hill
We have great success growing these trees. A. jap. 'Aconitifolium' is one of our most outstanding, if not the best, fall color trees.

Wonderful specimen tree with outstanding fall color and graceful form. Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' can be a brilliant accent to any landscape especially if size and space is a limiting factor.

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