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Acer maximowiczianum

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser maks-im-oh-wiks-ee-AY-num
Description

The Nikko maple has smooth, gray bark and is a deciduous shade tree of the Aceraceae family. It is native to China and Japan and the leaves are distinct among maples for consisting of three separate leaflets. It has a vibrant red-orange fall color.

Site: Sun; moist, well-drained soil

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#purple#red#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#shade tree#full sun#bark#purple leaves#tree#red leaves#yellow leaves
Cultivars:
Tags:
#purple#red#sun#deciduous#fall color#yellow#shade tree#full sun#bark#purple leaves#tree#red leaves#yellow leaves
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    maximowiczianum
    Family:
    Aceraceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China/Japan
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Length:
    1-3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    1 to 2 in. thick pubescent fruit
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    .5 in. yellow flowers in clusters of 3 in May
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2 to 5 in. opposite, trifoliate leaves; yellow, red, and purple fall color. Leaf colors may include green and light green.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Bark color may include: light/dark brown and red.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Shade Tree