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Acer cappadocicum

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser kap-puh-DOH-see-kum
Description

Acer cappadocium is a deciduous tree with a rounded crown that is native to mixed forests from Turkey to the Caucasus, the Himalayas and southwestern China. It typically grows to 35' tall and to 25' wide, although trees in the native habitat may mature to as much as 60-80' tall. Unlike most maples, this species usually produces root suckers around the base of the tree to form extensive groves over time.

Site: Sun or partial shade in a range of soil types but prefers acidic.

Native range is N. Turkey to Pakistan

Not commonly found in North America.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Aureum
Aureum
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#tree#maple#fast growing#non-showy flowers
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Aureum
Aureum
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#full sun#tree#maple#fast growing#non-showy flowers
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    cappadocicum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Caucasus, Asia Minor, Northern India
    Dimensions:
    Height: 25 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 20 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    Colorful samaras in the Fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Monoecious yellowish-green flowers (separate male and female flowers on the same tree) bloom in corymbs (to 2" long) in April. Non-showy
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Palmatifid
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are 3 to 6 in., opposite, and simple with 5 to 7 lobes. They have golden/ yellow fall color.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Gray
    Green
    Bark Description:
    Mature bark is greenish-gray and furrowed
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Surface:
    Smooth (glabrous)
    Stem Description:
    Remains green through year 3, smooth and gray thereafter. Leaf stems when cut exude a milky sap.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil