Acer sempervirens

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Acer sempervirens L.

Aceraceae

Life form: shrub

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Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

 

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 sempervirens is a shrub.

Naming

Acer sempervirens was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1767. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

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.

Characteristics

Growth

Wood and Bark

Leaves

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.

Root System

Distribution

Acer sempervirens is native to Greece, Turkey and Crete.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. The shrubs tolerate temperatures down to -12°C (USDA zone 8).

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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