I have been waiting to get my hands on the Fullmoon Maple (Acer japonicum ‘Aconitifolium’) for a while now. Until I moved to my new office I didn’t have the space for it at my house and didn’t want to use it in a clients garden till I had a chance to grow it myself. I Finally have it planted directly outside my window where I can see it’s stunning Fall foliage. Acer japonicum is a wonderful small to medium tree; in cultivation it will reach 20′ to 30′ with a similar spread and is a cousin of the Acer palmatum. The ‘Aconitifolium’ is a smaller cultivar of the species which shouldn’t get much taller than 10′-15′ making it a perfect size plant for many small and city gardens. This Maple is hardy in zone 5 to 7 according to Michael Dirr’s Manual of Woody Landscape Plants.