Acer japonicum Murr.

Full Moon Maple

Shrub or small tree 5-7 m tall. Leaves shallowly 7-11-lobed, the lobes doubly sawtoothed with long tips, hairy on the veins below; orange to red in autumn. Stalks 3-5 cm long. Flowers purple, pendulous. Fruit about 3 cm long, with wing angle variable, erect to spreading.

N Japan (montane forests).

Leaves with 7-11 shallow, toothed lobes.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Aceraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

, Cut Leaf Maple (Fern Leaf Maple). Large tree. Leaves 10-15 cm broad, pale green, with 7-11 lobes cut almost to the base, the margins with minute saw-like teeth; brilliant scarlet in autumn but often tinted brownish red, carmine or yellow. [f. aconitifolium 'Filicifolium']

Acer japonicum 'Aureum'

See a. shirasawanum 'Aureum'.

Acer japonicum 'Fairy Lights'

Growth slow and irregular. Australian cultivar raised at Yamina Rare Plants Nsy, Vic, using pollen of a. palmatum Dissectum Group in a cross with a. japonicum 'Aconitifolium'. B.

Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade'

Shrub with a weeping umbrella-shaped habit and often grown as a standard. Leaves slightly smaller than those of 'Aconitifolium'. Autumn colours a mixture of scarlet, yellow and orange. Raised by Art Wright, usa, c. 1955.

Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Tree or shrub with the leaves cut about halfway to base; scarlet to orange or even yellow in autumn. Possibly raised in the uk, c. 1870.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Sapindales
family       Sapindaceae
genus        Acer L.