Acer shirasawanum Moonrise ('Munn 001') (PBR)

3 litre pot - 40cm £34.99
available to order from autumn
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Buy Acer shirasawanum Moonrise ('Munn 001') (PBR) maple: Bright red initially, the foliage turns a fresh yellow-green

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moisture-retentive, well-drained neutral to acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This decorative plant is primarily grown for its foliage, which is bright red when it first emerges, then turns a fresh yellow-green as it matures. It then takes on spectacular autumn colour, turning orange and then red shades before it falls. The winged red fruits that develop in late summer are also attractive and these can usually be seen swirling to the ground as they ripen in autumn. This relatively compact, deciduous shrub will provide you with a beautiful focal point in a small garden, while in larger spaces, it can be used to illuminate a partially shaded border. Said to be more resistant to leaf scorch than other acers, the striking foliage of Moonrise is still at its best where it is protected from cold, drying winds and excessive midday sun.

  • Garden care: Add a top-dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant in late spring. No routine pruning is required. Remove any dead, damaged or crossing branches in April when the plant is in full growth.

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Stunning colours


I have a lot of ericacious plants so my soil suited this. Planted in early spring I have had a good season from this plant with some solid growth. Looks great behind an established hydrangea.


Scottish Borders


As anticipated


It is in the garden, growing well so far despite the summer we have had. Am awaiting true autumn colours




A beautiful, unusual plant.


I first had this potted acer in a location that was too much exposed to the wind. The result was that the leaves became wind scorched. This looks a bit like frost damage, where the leaves dry out and shrivel up. So, don't make the same mistake. Locate your acer in a nicely wind sheltered spot to keep it healthy and looking it's best! :)




Fantastic Quality


This Acer looks great in a pot

Posh Handle



Excellent plants


Lovely plants, well packaged. Excellent service thanks

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