Acer glabrum Torr.
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Acer glabrum, commonly known as Greene's maple, is a tree.
Acer glabrum was described by John Torrey in 1828. The name is considered as validly published.
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.
The trees reach heights of 3,6 to 10 metres.
Wood and Bark
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.
Acer glabrum is native to the northern US and the Rocky Mountains.
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 -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Tolerance of special soil conditions
- low: calcareous soil
The recommended planting distance is 3,5 to 4 metres.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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