Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii
Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii (Diels) A.E.Murray
Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii is a tree.
Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii was already described and the name validly published by Friedrich Ludwig Emil Diels. It was Albert Edward Murray, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1971.
Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii is a subspecies 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 8 to 10 metres.
Wood and Bark
Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are palmately lobed, petiolate and have palmate venation. They turn an attractive bright orange to red in autumn.
Flowers and Fruits
Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii produces racemes of pendant, green five-stellate flowers.
The trees produce schizocarps.
Acer pectinatum subsp. forrestii is native to Southwest China.
The trees prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. The trees tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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