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Zone: 5 

Height: 10.00 to 20.00 feet

Spread: 15.00 to 25.00 feet

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Description: Purplish-red

Sun: Full sun to part shade

Water: Medium

Maintenance: Low

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Good Fall

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Prefers lightly dappled shade. Leaves may scorch in full sun in hot southern summers. Site in locations protected from strong winds. Stake trunk for more erect growth or leave alone for spreading effect.

‘Green Cascade’ is a small mounded tree with a weeping habit. It typically grows to only 4-5' tall and to 6-8' wide over the first 10 years. Finely-dissected emerald green leaves (to 6” across) develop excellent yellow, orange and red fall colors.

No serious insect or disease problems. 

Garden Uses

Grown primarily for its attractive foliage, bushy shape and excellent fall color. Specimen/accent or group around the home, patio or yard. Understory tree. Wood margins. Shrub form is effective in small groupings in shrub borders or as a screen.

Acer japonicum 'Green Cascade' (Full moon maple)