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Acer nipponicum

Common Name(s):
Nippon maple
Category:
Trees
Comment:

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

Height:
20-50 ft.
Flower:
Attractive long pendulous racemes appear with leaves in the spring.
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Prefers moist, humus rich, well-drained soil. Light to deep shade.
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Rounded to upright
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
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.
Tags:
showy flowers, small tree, deciduous, fall color

NCCES plant id: 1888

Acer nipponicum foliage and blooms Foliage and blooms
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Acer nipponicum habit Habit
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Acer nipponicum leaf close-up Leaf close-up
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Acer nipponicum bloom Close up of flowers
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Acer nipponicum Flowers
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