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Acer palmatum 'Moonfire'

Japanese Maple

Description: Acer palmatum 'Moonfire' is an excellent, upright, compact tree becoming bushy with age. Leaves emerge dark reddish-purple which last well throughout the summer. They give a translucent affect as they tend to glow when the sun lights them from behind. Later, the foliage turns crimson for a delightful autumn display. Very similar to 'Bloodgood' but more suitable for smaller gardens or growing in a large container.

History: Selected from seedling by Richard P. Wolff of Red Maple Nursery, Media, Pennsylvania.

Acer Growing Tips: Very easy to grow in a wide range of well-drained soils. They thrive in sun but with partial shade to protect the leaves from scorch. A sheltered area away from strong winds is preferred.

Height and Spread (after 10 years) : 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Purple Foliage
Text Bushy

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Slow growth rate Slow growth rate
Interesting foliage Interesting foliage
Autumn colour Autumn colour
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio