Acer Shirasawanum “Autumn Moon”
The dramatic foliage of this maple makes it a must for any Japanese maple collector. It has inconspicuous flowers in spring, with bright, chartreuse leaves in summer, with tomato-red tipped leaves in midsummer. The foliage deepens to a gorgeous deep, rich orange-red in fall. It stands up well to heat compared to some Japanese maples.
As it only grows to a mature height of 12 feet, this acer makes a good choice for the small garden. At Thyme on 43rd, you’ll find it located just past the wooden bridge along the basalt path leading to the Japanese gazebo.