Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri (Medw.) A.E.Murray
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri, commonly known as red bud maple, is a tree.
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri was already described and the name validly published by Jakob Sergejevitsch Medwedew. It was Albert Edward Murray, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1982.
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri 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.
The trees have a broadly columnar canopy and reach heights of 12 to 15 metres.
Wood and Bark
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri is deciduous. The green, simple leaves are opposite. They are palmately lobed, petiolate and have palmate venation. They turn an attractive yellow in autumn.
Flowers and Fruits
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri produces umbels of erect, yellow five-stellate flowers in May.
The trees carry red schizocarps.
Acer heldreichii subsp. trautvetteri is native to North Turkey and the western Caucasus.
The trees prefer a sunny situation. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -23Â°C (USDA zone 6).
Maintenance and Propagation
Pests and Diseases
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