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Acer rufinerve

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser roo-FIN-er-vay
Description

Redvien maple is a deciduous tree in the Sapindaceae (soapberry) family native to Japan.  The genus Acer means maple and the rufinerves refers to the reddish down on the vein of the leaf. 

It is one of the most commonly planted snakebark maples, and is a hardy, fast grower. It does not display much variation as a species. 

Plant in full sun, it will withstand a wide range of soil types except damp to wet sites.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems. Relatively short-lived.

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Tags:
#deciduous#full sun tolerant#wildlife plant#moths#yellow leaves#fall interest#gold leaves#crimson leaves#nighttime garden#striped leaves#pollinator plant#larval host plant#deciduous tree#moth larvae#imperial moth
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#full sun tolerant#wildlife plant#moths#yellow leaves#fall interest#gold leaves#crimson leaves#nighttime garden#striped leaves#pollinator plant#larval host plant#deciduous tree#moth larvae#imperial moth
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    rufinerve
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the genus Acer support Imperial Moth (Eacles imperialis) larvae which have one brood per season and appear from April-October in the south. Adult Imperial Moths do not feed.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Paired samara 1 inch long with rounded nutlets
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Five yellow to greenish-yellow sepals and petals.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    2.5 to 6 in. simple, opposite leaves with 3 lobes; deep green in summer; yellow to gold with crimson-toned fall color.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Green
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    White
    Bark Description:
    Bark on young trees is smooth, olive-green with regular narrow vertical pale green to greyish stripe. Older bark is grey-green with narrow grey-white longitudinal stripes.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Nighttime Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Moths
    Pollinators
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil