Acer glabrum

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Acer glabrum Torr.

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun   6

Moisture: dry

Soil: sand - Soil: gritty-sandy - Soil: loam - Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: not specified

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

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

Acer glabrum, commonly known as Greene's maple, is a tree.

Naming

Acer glabrum was described by John Torrey in 1828. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acer glabrum 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 glabrum - leaves
Acer glabrum - seeds

Growth

The trees reach heights of 3,6 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Acer glabrum is deciduous. The simple leaves are opposite. They are lobate, petiolate and have palmate venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer glabrum produces yellow five-stellate flowers in May.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

Distribution

Acer glabrum is native to the northern US and the Rocky Mountains.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. They prefer sandy, gritty-sandy, loamy, sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 5,8 and 7,5. The plants need a soil depth of at least 61 centimetres for good growth. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Tolerance of special soil conditions

  • low: calcareous soil

Uses

The recommended planting distance is 3,5 to 4 metres.

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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