Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' is dead - bummer!
Well, I had high hopes that the Acer shirasawanum 'Autumn Moon' that I purchased at the Arboretum plant sale last spring was just a little late to break dormancy, but it turns out that the tree is as dead as a doornail. I guess I can cross this tree off of my list of hardy-in-Minnesota trees. It's too bad because it's such a beautiful tree.
It's funny, too, because I have an Acer circinatum 'Sunglow' and an Acer palmatum 'Robinson's Red' in a much more exposed spot and both trees came through the winter with flying colors. I have never protected the 'Sunglow' and it's never had any dieback.
Is anyone growing 'Autumn Moon' and has the tree done well for you?