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Dryopteris erythrosora 'Brilliance'

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple, Japanese Maple

A low branched, small garden tree with deeply cut leaves, the Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple is dark-green in summer. Then in fall, the foliage turns a magnificent array of intense colors; brilliant scarlet shading into purple. Prominent red seeds also contribute to the show. (Iseli Nursery)

Beautifully shaped foliage
Scarlet to orange fall color
interesting seeds
Height: 10-15 Feet
Spread: 10-15 Feet
Zone: 5-9
Color: Green

Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple Characteristics & Attributes

Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
Full sun to part shade
Part Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture Needs
Good Drainage
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Early Spring
Growth Rate
Rock Garden
Accent Plant
Stream Edge
Pond Edge
Perennial Border
Specimen Planting
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Early Spring
Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Fernleaf Fullmoon Maple

Prune as needed to keep overall shape of tree. Pruning is best done in mid-winter when branch structure is fully visible and to prevent excessive bleeding that can occur with spring pruning.

Interesting Notes

Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' has an upright branching habit.  A beautiful "patio" tree of small garden tree, this maple will be best viewed up close to observe the beautiful fern-like foliage. A true maple from Japan.

Garden Location
Iseli Nursery, Boring Oregon