Acer cissifolium (Siebold & Zucc.) K.Koch
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Acer cissifolium is a tree.
Acer cissifolium was already described and the name validly published by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini. It was Karl Heinrich Emil Koch, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics .
Acer cissifolium 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 7 to 8 metres.
Wood and Bark
Acer cissifolium is deciduous. The green, ternate leaves are opposite. The leaflets are ovate and petiolate. They have dentate margins and palmate venation. They turn an attractive red in autumn.
Flowers and Fruits
Acer cissifolium produces racemes of erect, ligth-yellow five-stellate flowers in May.
The trees produce schizocarps.
Acer cissifolium is native to Japan.
The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy, gritty-loamy, clay, sandy clay or loamy clay soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- high: city climate
The ornamental value of Acer cissifolium lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for hedges.
Maintenance and Propagation
The plants usually need very little maintenance.
Pests and Diseases
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- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.