Acer shirasawanum a small, slow-growing, upright-rounded, deciduous tree that over time may rise to 16-20’ tall. It also grows as a multi-stemmed shrub. Round leaves (to 4” long) with 9-13 shallow lobes turn gold to orange to red in fall.
Best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Best foliage color occurs with part afternoon shade. Leaves may scorch in full sun. Plants prefer cool summer conditions. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Late spring frost may damage foliage.