Acer rufinerve

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Acer rufinerve Siebold & Zucc.

Aceraceae

Life form: shrub
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   6

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam - Soil: sandy clay - Soil: loamy clay - Soil: peat

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: decidious

Shape: not specified

Division: simple

         

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: schizocarp

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Inflorescence: raceme

Petals: single
Habit: erect

Canopy: rounded to broadly spreading

Taxonomy

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

Acer rufinerve is a shrub.

Naming

Acer rufinerve was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1845. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Acer rufinerve 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 rufinerve - habitus
Acer rufinerve - leaves
Acer rufinerve - buds

Growth

The shrubs are comparatively slow-growing and reach heights of 6 to 8 metres. The plants reach a width of 4 to 8 metres.

Wood and Bark

The bark is grey.

Leaves

Acer rufinerve is deciduous. The dark-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are serrulate, petiolate and have palmate venation. They turn an attractive bright orange to red in autumn.

Flowers and Fruits

Acer rufinerve produces racemes of erect, greenish yellow five-stellate flowers in May. The plants flower on older shoots. They are dioecious, pollination takes places by allogamy through animals.

The shrubs carry red schizocarps.

Root System

The plants form shallow roots.

Distribution

Acer rufinerve is native to Japan.

Cultivation

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

Uses

Suited for rooftop gardens, as well as suited as container plant.

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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