Acer shirasawanum ‘Aureum’ known as ‘The Full Moon Maple’ or “Golden Full Moon maple” has large chartreuse (yellow green) orbicular leaves with bright red petioles which make this one of the most desired maples. This is a stunning maple! The golden color develops best when the Full Moon is placed in a sunny location – but will burn in very hot areas. The Full Moon maple is rather slow growing; this maple will reach 8-12 feet tall in 10 years. Brilliant orange and red fall colors. Morning sun and afternoon shade in hot locations. Cold hardy to -15° F. Zone 5.