This excellent new selection from Italy is probably a hybrid between Acer shirasawanum and Acer palmatum.  'Summer Gold' is excellent for holding its lime green to yellow color through the summer with minimal sunburn. 


Light green with orange highlights in spring

Light green to bright yellow in summer

Yellow in fall


Upright and somewhat shrubby

Moderate growth rate

Approximate mature size:

10 to 15 feet tall

10 to 15 feet wide

Summer Gold

Fowler Maples