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ACER 'Dieckii'

Image of Acer 'Dieckii'

James H. Schutte

Family

Aceraceae

Botanical Name

ACER 'Dieckii'

Plant Common Name

Dieck's Maple

General Description

A possible hybrid or selection of Norway maple, this fast-growing, medium-sized to large, deciduous tree is also sometimes listed as its own species. Columnar in habit, it has fissured gray bark and glossy, dark green, five-lobed leaves. The leaves turn yellow and red in fall. Heads of small greenish yellow flowers appear in conspicuous abundance in spring. Large two-winged fruits followed, maturing from green to brown.

Plant this maple in full sun. Moist, well-drained, acidic to mildly alkaline soil is best. This tree is ideal for a lawn or for lining streets or walks. It should not be planted in areas where Norway maple is a known or suspected invasive plant.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    7 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 7

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun

  • Height

    40'-60' / 12.2m - 18.3m

  • Width

    25'-40' / 7.6m - 12.2m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring

  • Native To

    Europe

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow Green, Chartreuse

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan, Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Orange

  • Bark Color

    Gray

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Shade Trees, Street Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes