Acer shirasawanum

Acer shirasawanum - Shirasawa maple

Shirasawa maple is a slow-growing tree, in Finland a smallish shrub, whose cultivar ‘Aureum’ is extremely popular in central European gardens. The reasons for its popularity include the beautiful habit, its slow growth, and the bright spring foliage, which remains undimmed through the summer. In addition, the leaves produce showy autumn colours. Both the flowers and the samara wings are red.