Acer davidii subsp. grosseri

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Acer davidii subsp. grosseri (Pax) P.C.de Jong

Aceraceae

Life form: tree

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

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: pendant

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acer davidii subsp. grosseri is a tree.

Naming

Taxonomy

Acer davidii subsp. grosseri 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.

Characteristics

Growth

The comparatively slow-growing trees have a rounded to broadly spreading canopy and reach heights of 8 to 10 metres.

Wood and Bark

The bark is silver-grey.

Leaves

Acer davidii subsp. grosseri is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate and petiolate with lobate margins and palmate venation. They turn an attractive yellow to orange in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer davidii subsp. grosseri produces racemes of pendant, yellow five-stellate flowers from April to May.

The trees produce schizocarps.

Root System

The plants form shallow roots.

Distribution

Acer davidii subsp. grosseri is native to Central China.

Cultivation

The trees prefer a sunny to half-shady situation. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil with a pH between 4 and 7,5. They tolerate temperatures down to -23°C (USDA zone 6).

Classification after Prof. Dr. Sieber

  • open areas

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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