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Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise
Acer shirasawanum Moonrise

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'

A gorgeous display of different colour throughout the year.
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
  • A compact, deciduous shrub with a loosely-rounded habit
  • Easy to grow and maintain
  • Creates a kaleidoscope of colour in the garden
  • Said to be more resistant to leaf scorch than other acers
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 3L (NB Decorative pot not supplied)
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Product Description

Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise' is a compact, deciduous shrub with a loosely-rounded habit, grown primarily for its decorative leaves - although winged red fruits develop in late summer and can be seen swirling to the ground as they ripen in autumn

The palm-shaped leaves are sharply-toothed and emerge bright-red when young, maturing to a fresh yellow-green before turning orange and red in the autumn - making a colourful kaleidoscope of colour in the garden.

'Moonrise' is ideally suited as a focal point in your garden and is especially useful to illuminate a partially shaded border. Said to be more resistant to leaf scorch than other acers, we do recommend that you provide some shelter so that you can enjoy the striking foliage at its best.

Please note that the decorative pot shown in the images is not supplied.

What Is Supplied

Item 510558 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, ready to plant out.

Plant Information

Top Tips

Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated. Leaf scorch can be caused by lack of soil moisture or excessive exposure to wind.

Care Guide

Planting Advice for your Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise':

  • If your soil is slightly acidic, then you have the perfect conditions to grow Japanese maples - however do not worry if you have not as most can be grown in other soils as long as they are not wet, dry or very alkaline.
  • If growing in a pot, use a 50/50 mix of ericaceous and multipurpose compost if you can - although again don't worry overly about this.
  • If planting in the garden, prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork, incorporating organic matter as needed to improve moisture retention and condition.
  • Plant your Acer so that the top of the root ball is just slightly below ground level.
  • Fill the planting hole with soil and heel well in. Water well.

 

Aftercare advice for your Acer shirasawanum:

  • Leaf colour is best in partial shade, although full sun can be tolerated as long as the plant is well watered.
  • Avoid exposed places as leaves can suffer with windburn (scorch), especially if the plant is dry.
  • Allow your Japanese Maple to get used to a whole day in the sun by starting it off in the shade, then standing it in its final sunny spot (in pot or in the garden soil) for one hour longer every day for a week.
  • Water regularly and deeply.
  • Feed with our specialist Acer feed.
  • Mulch every couple of years with well-rotted garden compost or well-rotted manure or leaf mould.

 

Pruning advice for your Acer 'Moonrise':

  • Acers generally do not need pruning, just remove any branches that are dead or damaged.
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
250cm
250cm
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Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'
Acer shirasawanum 'Moonrise'
3L potted
Item: 510558
Only £29.99
Currently Unavailable