- Common Name(s):
- Nippon maple
Nippon maple is a deciduous shade tree native to Japan in the Aceraceae family. It has smooth gray-brown bark and intensely green bark on younger stems. The leaves are deeply veined and have an interesting rough texture. This tree can be difficult to find at nurseries.
Seasons of Interest:
Foliage: Fall Bloom: Spring
- 20-50 ft.
- Attractive long pendulous racemes appear with leaves in the spring.
- Prefers moist, humus rich, well-drained soil. Light to deep shade.
- Rounded to upright
- Growth Rate:
- 4 to 8 in. opposite simple light green leaves with 3 to 5 oval shallow lobes that terminate in a point; deeply cordate base; margins are doubly serrate. Upper side of leaf is rough and almost embossed looking and has a rusty brown pubescence on underside. Yellow to golden brown color in the fall.
NCCES plant id: 1888