Moonrise Japanese Maple
$44.97 – $59.97
Moonrise™ Japanese Maple is a stunning maple similar to Autumn Moon, but is more hardy and sun tolerant. The leaves emerge pink/orange in spring, aging to lime green with an orange tint. Fall color is deep orange to red. With it’s showy foliage, Moonrise™ Japanese Maple makes an awesome specimen tree in your garden.
- Scientific Name: Acer shirasawanum ‘Moonrise™’
- USDA Zone: 5 – 9
- Average Height: 10′
- Average Width: 6′
- Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
Japanese Maple Planting/Care Instructions
Before planting, have your soil tested to see what amendments are needed. Click this link to check your frost dates: Frost Dates. Choose the right time of the year to plant according to your zone. When you receive your tree, soak the root ball in water for 20 minutes upon arrival before planting or potting. Gently break up the root ball. This will help the roots of the plant to grow out into the soil. Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball of your plant. Fill in the hole tightly with soil to avoid any air pockets. Plant your maple with the root flare above the soil line.
Japanese maples planted in the ground generally do not need fertilizer. If they are grown in containers, you can add a bit of slow-release fertilizer. Variegated cultivars should not be fertilized. Be sure to water your plants until they are established. In addition, pull weeds out when they appear. They take nutrients from the soil.
Young grafted trees will continue to have new growth on the rootstock for several years. If new buds or branches develop on the rootstock, pinch them off. If a larger branch develops, use sterile pruners to remove. Prune plants as needed to encourage growth. Always sterilize your pruners. If you have trouble keeping up with your pruners, check out our locally hand-made leather pruner holster here.
Lastly, enjoy your Moonrise™ Japanese Maple and your time in the garden!
$1 discount on Slow Release Fertilizer with any purchase!!