One of the most desired maples, Moonrise has serrated palmate cut leaves that emerge bright red in the spring, aging to green-yellow with an orange blush in the summer. In fall, they display a spectacular variety of red-gold. Its multi-trunked, low-branching habit makes it a colorful specimen for bonsai. It's a favorite in landscaping—exhibiting better sun tolerance than other varieties and providing both color and textural interest as a highly ornamental tree. Also, its smaller size makes it easy to incorporate into a wide range of garden designs. Place in full sun in order to enjoy its full range of colors. Acer shirasawanum 'Munn 001'
PruningPruning is not necessary, except to remove broken and dead branches. Late winter.
Unique CharactersticsFine Gardening: This tree offers many reasons to get excited: bright red spring foliage, wonderful chartreuse summer color, a vigorous growth habit, and an increased sun tolerance. It has a big, beautiful open form, similar to Aureum.