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Acer cissifolium

Vine-leafed maple

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  • Acer cissifolium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
  • Acer cissifolium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017

Features

  • BloomsMarch to April
  • Height6m to 10m
  • Spread8m to 10m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourPale yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green, bronze, pink, orange, yellow, pink-red

Description

Acer cissifolium (Vine-leafed maple). This is a small, spreading tree or shrub, growing up to around 10m. The leaves are compound with lots of separate leaflets with coarsely serrated edges. The leaf stalks (petioles) are red and 10cm long. In the autumn the leaves turn orange, yellow and pink-red. They are grey-green in the summer. Flowers are conspicuous, yellow-green and star-shaped and hang in long racemes in spring, turning into clusters of winged fruit in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Tree

Other common names

Maple

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Specimen tree. Grown for autumn colour.

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  • Acer cissifolium | Copyright Greenplantswap 2017
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Prefers a slightly acid soil

Propagation

You can propagate by layering since seed is difficult to obtain as male plants are rare.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Leaf eating caterpillars or aphids sometimes infest plants. Also prone to scale insects, tar spot, Verticillium wilt, leaf scorch and honey fungus.

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