Acer pseudosieboldianum (Pax) Kom.
Acer pseudosieboldianum is a tree.
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 .
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.
The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 5 to 6 metres.
Wood and Bark
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.
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 -35Â°C (USDA zone 4).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- high: city climate
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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