Acer rufinerve Siebold & Zucc.
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Acer rufinerve is a shrub.
Acer rufinerve was described by Philipp Franz von Siebold and Joseph Gerhard Zuccarini in 1845. The name is considered as validly published.
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.
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.
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.
The plants form shallow roots.
Acer rufinerve is native to Japan.
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 -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Suited for rooftop gardens, as well as suited as container plant.
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
- Walter Erhardt, Erich GÃ¶tz, Nils BÃ¶deker, Siegmund Seybold: Der groÃe 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.