Acer palmatum 'Aureum' - soft golden leaves in early summer
  • Acer palmatum 'Aureum' - soft golden leaves in early summer

Acer palmatum 'Aureum'

£38.00

(Japanese Maple) Acer palmatum 'Aureum' is a tall and densely branched, vase-shaped shrub with unusual butter-yellow young growth if in a warm, sunny position.

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A tall and densely branched, vase-shaped shrub, Acer palmatum 'Aureum' has unusual butter-yellow young growth if in a warm, sunny position. The leaves turn to a darker yet still attractive, golden-green as they age later in summer and then turn colourful shades of yellow, orange or red before falling in autumn. 

Acer palmatum 'Aureum' is an excellent foliage plant for a position in sun or light, dappled shade. Although though it will grow in reasonably heavy shade, the leaves will be a much darker green in colour.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Acer palmatum 'Aureum' grows to be a large branching shrub or eventually a very small tree.
    • Height: up to 4 m (13 ft) / [up to 2 m (6 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft) / [up to 1.5 m (5 ft) after 10 years]
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How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy)
Special Features
Autumn Colour, Leaf Colour - Gold/Yellow, To grow in a pot

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