A mid-sized, upright, deciduous tree with deeply divided, palmately lobed purple-red leaves that turn beautiful crimson in autumn. It will reach approx. 4m x 4m.
Grow in well-drained soil. Leaves colour is best in partial shade but the full sun can be tolerated.
Like all Maples Acer palmatum 'Moonfire' doesn't require any pruning routine. Remove any dead or damaged branches. The best time to prune is the late autumn or winter when the plant is fully dormant.
In late spring you may add a top dressing of a multi-purpose fertiliser around the base of the plant.