An outstnding new cultivar very similar to Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' but more tolerant to direct sunlight. Moonrise has beautiful red new foliage in spring turning a fresh lime green in summer. The Autumn brings lovely orange and then red foliage. This Japanese Acer will grow in neutral to slightly acidic soil well drained but moisture retentive. Ideal for pots but do not be tempted to put into a too large a container. Keep tight in the pot with a regular watering regime. Small compact tree.