Acer carpinifolium Siebold & Zucc.
Acer carpinifolium is a tree.
Acer carpinifolium was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1845. The name is considered as validly published.
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.
The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 8 to 10 metres.
Wood and Bark
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.
Acer carpinifolium is native to Japan.
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 -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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