Acer sempervirens L.
Acer sempervirens is a shrub.
Acer sempervirens was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1767. The name is considered as validly published.
Acer sempervirens 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.
Wood and Bark
Acer sempervirens is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are lobate, petiolate and have palmate venation.
Flowers and Fruits
Acer sempervirens produces five-stellate flowers from April to May. The plants are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through animals.
The shrubs produce schizocarps.
Acer sempervirens is native to Greece, Turkey and Crete.
The shrubs prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. The shrubs tolerate temperatures down to -12Â°C (USDA zone 8).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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