Acer carpinifolium

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Acer carpinifolium Siebold & Zucc.

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: elliptic

Division: simple

    

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

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134B / 229143 

Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: pendant

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acer carpinifolium is a tree.

Naming

Acer carpinifolium was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1845. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acer carpinifolium 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

Growth

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 8 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer carpinifolium is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are elliptic and petiolate with biserrate margins and palmate venation. They turn an attractive yellow in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer carpinifolium produces racemes of pendant, green five-stellate flowers in May. The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through animals.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer carpinifolium is native to Japan.

Cultivation

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

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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