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Nikko Maple Acer maximowiczianum

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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 vibrant red-orange fall color.

Site: Sun; moist, well-drained soil

 

Cultivars:
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#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