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Hardier than a Japanese maple.

Acer Morning Starburst™

A new selection of vine maple that has large leaves and fall color that rivals the best Japanese maple, all with incredible hardiness.

Have you ever wanted a beautiful Japanese maple, but thought you lived in a colder climate and could not have one due to hardiness? This is the maple for you. Morning Starburst is a vine maple hybrid with amazingly hardy tendencies, yet is it heat and humidity tolerant. The fall color on this plant rivals the best Japanese maples and the large leaves, when in their autumnal glory put on quite a show. This is also an incredibly vigorous plant that produces near-perfect specimens n the field and in the garden.

Please note: We don't sell plants. Asking your local retailer or googling the plant name is the easiest way to find someone selling our plants.

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Who Am I?

  • Common Name

    Morning Starburst maple
  • Botanical Name

    Acer 'Morton UW'
  • Type

  • US Native?

  • Origin

    An Acer circiniatum hybrid found in the collections at the Morton Arbortum.

  • Bloom Time


Cultural Details

  • Bloom Time

  • Size

    20-25' tall by 15-20' wide
  • Hardiness Zone

  • Light

    Full sun
  • Soil

    Adaptable to a variety of conditiopns
  • Moisture

    Moist, but well-drained
  • Disease & Pests

    None known
  • Landscape Use

    Specimen, mixed borders, urban gardens
  • Propagation

    Grafting, Softwood Cuttings