Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Full Moon Maple

acer japonicum vitifolium
acer japonicum vitifolium
acer japonicum vitifolium full moon maple autumn leaf
acer japonicum vitifolium full moon maple autumn leaves
acer japonicum vitifolium full moon maple foliage
acer japonicum vitifolium full moon maple leaves
acer japonicum vitifolium full moon maple new growth
acer japonicum vitifolium full moon maple summer form

The leaves resemble grapevine foliage, but appear on the tree with a stiff, spreading branch structure. The leaves are light to robust-green from early spring through summer, changing in autumn to orange-yellow and bright-red. Prefers moist, well-drained soils in part-shade. Will grow in full sun, but leaves may scorch in hot summers. Protect from strong winds. New foliage tends to come out early in spring and can be damaged by late-frosts.

exotic tree Exotic
deciduous tree Deciduous
clay soils Clay soils
sandy soils Sandy soils
full sun Full sun
part shade Part shade
Stem Foliage Flowers Fruit
Summer
Autumn
Winter
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Taxonomy and Etymology

Family: Sapindaceae, soapberry family, a family of flowering plants.

Genus: Acer, ācer (Latin, adjective), meaning 'sharp', in reference to the pointed leaves. Commonly known as maple, a genus of various trees and shrubs.

Species: Acer japonicum, jāpōnicum (Latin, adjective), meaning 'Japanese, of or relating to Japan', in reference to the species' native geographical location.

Cultivar: Acer japonicum 'Vitifolium'

Common Name: Full Moon Maple

Description and Features

Description: The leaves resemble grapevine foliage, but appear on the tree with a stiff, spreading branch structure. The leaves are light to robust-green from early spring through summer, changing in autumn to orange-yellow and bright-red. Prefers moist, well-drained soils in part-shade. Will grow in full sun, but leaves may scorch in hot summers. Protect from strong winds. New foliage tends to come out early in spring and can be damaged by late-frosts.

Height: 3m

Width: 3m

Soil Type: Clay soils, Sandy soils

Sun and Shade: Full sun, Part shade

Winter Foliage: Deciduous

Origin: Exotic

Foliage:

  • Summer: Green

  • Autumn: Orange, Red, Yellow

  • Winter: None

  • Spring: Green

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