Acer cappadocicum Gled.
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Acer cappadocicum is a tree.
Acer cappadocicum was described by Johann Gottlieb Gleditsch. The name is considered as validly published.
Acer cappadocicum 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 are comparatively fast-growing and short-lived. They have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 12 to 15 metres.
Wood and Bark
Acer cappadocicum is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are palmately lobed and petiolate with entire margins and palmate venation. They turn an attractive yellow in autumn.
Flowers and Fruits
Acer cappadocicum produces cymose corymbs of erect, light yellow five-stellate flowers from May to June. The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through animals.
The trees produce schizocarps.
Acer cappadocicum is native to the Caucasus, North Turkey, China, the Himalaya and Iran.
The trees prefer a sunny situation on moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy, sandy clay, loamy clay or peaty soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Suited as avenue tree.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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