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Published: Thursday, April 11, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Plants of Merit

  • A Fernleaf Full Moon maple offers a rainbow of colors in autumn.

    Libbie Soden

    A Fernleaf Full Moon maple offers a rainbow of colors in autumn.

WHAT: Acer japonicum Aconitifolium, also known as Fernleaf Full Moon maple, is brilliantly colored in autumn and features small red flowers in the spring.
In the fall this Japanese maple produces leaves that run a gamut of color: crimson, red and orange, with highlights of purple and yellow. It is truly a spectacular autumn show.
SUN OR SHADE: Whether placed in full sun or dappled shade, this tree produces a colorful display.
SIZE: Fernleaf Full Moon reaches 10 feet in height an8 feet wide.
SEE IT: In the Japanese Maple Grove at the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. You can also view a slide show of the maple grove at www.evergreenarboretum.com. Call 425-257-8597 for more information about the arboretum.
Source: Sandra Schumacher, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens
Story tags » Gardening

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