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Acer palmatum 'Aureum'
Acer palmatum 'Aureum'
Acer palmatum 'Aureum'
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Information Only - 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.

Looking for a maple with similar leaf colour? Try Acer palmatum 'Katsura'

This plant is currently listed on our website for Information Only - While we have grown this plant before, sadly it is not currently available for sale.

  • 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]

Plant Video

The golden summer foliage of a 12 year old Acer palmatum 'Aureum' in our gardens (June 2012).

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