Acer pseudosieboldianum

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Acer pseudosieboldianum (Pax) Kom.

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   4

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: palmately lobed

Division: simple

              

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

IV

179A / 961d22 

Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acer pseudosieboldianum is a tree.

Naming

Acer pseudosieboldianum was already described and the name validly published by Ferdinand Albin Pax. It was Vladimir Leontjevich Komarov, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .

Taxonomy

Acer pseudosieboldianum 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 5 to 6 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer pseudosieboldianum is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are palmately lobed and petiolate with denticulate margins and palmate venation. They turn an attractive bright orange, red to dark red in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer pseudosieboldianum produces corymbs of erect, dark-red five-stellate flowers in April.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

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 -35°C (USDA zone 4).

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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