Acer buergerianum

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Acer buergerianum Miq.

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: obovate

Division: simple

         

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rutanae
Ordo:
Sapindales

Acer buergerianum is a tree.

Naming

Acer buergerianum was described by Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acer buergerianum is a species in the genus Acer which contains approximately 230 to 296 species and belongs to the family of the Aceraceae (Maple Family). The type species of the genus is Acer pseudoplatanus.

Characteristics

Acer buergerianum - habitus
Acer buergerianum - leaves
Acer buergerianum - branches

Growth

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 9 to 10 metres. The plants reach a width of 7 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer buergerianum is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are obovate, petiolate and have palmate venation. The surface of the leaves is glabrous. They turn an attractive bright orange to red in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer buergerianum produces racemes of erect, ligth-yellow five-stellate flowers from April to May.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer buergerianum is native to Japan, Taiwan and East China.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • high: city climate

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

The plants usually need very little maintenance.


Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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