Acer cissifolium

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Acer cissifolium (Siebold & Zucc.) K.Koch

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: clay - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: ternate

    

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: not specified
Habit: erect

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acer cissifolium is a tree.

Naming

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 .

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Acer cissifolium - leaves
Acer cissifolium - branches

Growth

The trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 7 to 8 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Acer cissifolium is native to Japan.

Cultivation

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 -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • high: city climate

Uses

The ornamental value of Acer cissifolium lies especially in its fragrance. Suited for hedges.

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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