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ACER tschonoskii

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Russell Stafford

Family

Aceraceae

Botanical Name

ACER tschonoskii

Plant Common Name

Tschonosk's Maple

General Description

The dainty, deeply lobed leaves of this lovely but little known East Asian maple often turn spectacular yellows and reds in fall. A small shrubby deciduous tree, it typically has multiple, smooth, gray-barked trunks and a narrow vase-shaped habit. The dark green, five-lobed leaves have bright purple-red stems. Clusters of small yellow flowers emerge in late spring, after the leaves have expanded. Two-winged fruits follow the flowers.

This maple likes moist, well-drained, humus-rich, acidic soil and partial to full sun. Plant it in a woodland edge or as a lawn or understory tree, preferably where its beautiful foliage and attractive bark can be seen and appreciated at all seasons.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    6 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 8

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Bloom Time

    Late Spring

  • Native To

    Eastern Asia, Japan

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Slow

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Insignificant

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Green, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Red

  • Bark Color

    Purple, 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

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No