Acer crataegifolium

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Acer crataegifolium Siebold & Zucc.

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

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Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

    

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 crataegifolium is a tree.

Naming

Acer crataegifolium was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1845. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acer crataegifolium 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 9 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer crataegifolium is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, petiolate and have palmate venation. They turn an attractive orange in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer crataegifolium produces racemes of erect, ligth-yellow five-stellate flowers in May.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer crataegifolium is native to Japan.

Cultivation

The trees prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. The trees tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

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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