An Acer japonicum with unusually lacey leaves, 'Fairy Lights' is a upright growing dwarf Full Moon Japanese Maple named after her mesmerizing fall color that lights up the garden. Delicate looking, extremely fine cut spring leaves emerge a light to lime green turning to a deeper green in summer and then to a kaleidoscope of vibrant variegations in shades of yellow, gold, red and sometimes purple with the arrival of cooler temperatures in fall. A slower grower that adds 6 to 8 inches in size per year, reaching maybe 4 to 5 feet tall and wide in 10 years, this cultivar is excellent for growing in pots or small garden spaces. In our gardens, ours is growing very well near a garden pond where it receives morning sun with filtered afternoon sun, however, we see reports that this one tolerates the hot full sun. That said, to be on the safe side, we suggest some afternoon filtered sun or shade in the hot south. Get all the details below!