Fullmoon Maple
Leaf Characteristics
  • broad, flat leaves
  • simple leaves
  • palmately lobed
  • notches V-shaped
  • teeth pointed
  • with 5 -11 lobes
  • lobe bases narrow
  • teeth regular
  • lobes short
Fullmoon Maple
Fruit Characteristics
  • paired wings
  • wings 60 to 90 degrees apart
  • winged seed about 1.25" - 2" long
  • paired wings about 45 degrees apart
Fullmoon Maple
Acer japonicum

This tree is a native of Japan and was introduced in the United States in 1864. Sometimes it grows as a shrub. People sometimes call it the "Japanese Maple" but that common name usually refers to Acer palmatum. The bark is smooth and gray in color. It grows well in moist but well-drained, rich soils, but it is not as tolerant of heat as the Japanese Maple. Gardeners plant this tree, as well as its varieties, as ornamentals.

Tree Size height 20' - 30' Bark Flower