Acer buergerianum Miq.
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Acer buergerianum is a tree.
Acer buergerianum was described by Friedrich Anton Wilhelm Miquel. The name is considered as validly published.
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.
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
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.
Acer buergerianum is native to Japan, Taiwan and East China.
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 -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- high: city climate
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.