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Acer morrisonense

Formosan maple

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to April
  • Height6m to 8m
  • Spread5m to 8m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourYellow green
  • Leaf ColourMid green, brown-orange-red

Description

Acer morrisonense (Formosan maple). Syn. A. rubescens. This snakebark maple has greenish bark with strips of white. The mid-green leaves are shallowly five-lobed on red stems. They go shades of brown-orange-red in the autumn.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Mount Morrison maple, Maple

Origin

Taiwan

Interest and use

Grown as a specimen tree, for foliage interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This maple needs lots of water and well drained soil. It will not grow well in areas where the summers are hot, windy and dry.

Propagation

Species are propagated by seed, or by grafting or simple layering in late winter or early spring, or by budding in summer.

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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