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Sielbold Maple Acer sieboldianum

Phonetic Spelling
AY-ser see-bold-ee-AH-num
Description

Sielbold Maple is a small to medium, slow-growing deciduous tree native to Asia. It will grow 15-30 feet tall but can be grown in a pot for a smaller patio tree. It can grow as a multi-trunk or single trunk tree. The leaves are distinguished by having 9-11 lobes and new leaves are downy with the undersides retaining some of the downiness all year. In fall the leaves turn to beautiful red and orange tones.

It is adaptable to various soil types in sun to partial shade. Best fall color occurs in sunnier sites. Makes a nice tree for a small yard. 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Kumoi nishiki'
    Variegated leaves
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#small tree#shade tree#full sun#orange leaves#tree#maple#yellow leaves#patio tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Kumoi nishiki'
    Variegated leaves
Tags:
#sun#deciduous#fall color#small tree#shade tree#full sun#orange leaves#tree#maple#yellow leaves#patio tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Acer
    Species:
    sieboldianum
    Family:
    Sapindaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Outstanding landscape plant. Can also be grown in pots for a smaller patio tree.
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Green
    Orange
    Pink
    Red/Burgundy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Samara
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    2-winged samara matures in fall.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Corymb
    Insignificant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Yellow flowers produced in corymbs and can contain both sexes or just male flowers.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Feel:
    Smooth
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Palmasect
    Leaf Margin:
    Lobed
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    3 to 4 in. opposite, simple leaves with 9 to 11 lobes. Young leaves hairy and undersides remain hairy. Yellow-orange fall color
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Light Brown
    Light Gray
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Smoothe gray-brown bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    The young shoots are green to red, thinly covered with white hairs in their first year.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Naturalized Area
    Small Space
    Walkways
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden