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Acer pentaphyllum


Acer pentaphyllum

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Small, vase-shaped, multi-stemmed, deciduous tree. It is native to mixed forests and valleys in several hidden locations in southwestern Sichuan Province, China. This is an endangered species on the brink of extinction in the wild. Known populations at this time total fewer than 200 plants. Experts believe that survival is threatened by a combination of factors including habitat loss, animal grazing, harvest of woody fuel by local farmers, and fragmentation. Small yellowish flowers bloom in late spring each year. Flowers are followed by fruits with wing and nutlets. Opposite, palmately-compound, red-petioled, dark green leaves emerge late in spring each year. Autumn color ranges from yellow to orange to red. Cool, moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun to part-shade. Winter hardy. Sheltered from strong winds.

 
Genus
Acer
Species   pentaphyllum
Cultivar  

Common name
Chinese Maple

Family name
Aceraceae
Place of origin
China


DETAILS
Height
7 m
Width
4 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Deciduous

Soil Type

Moisture

Exposure


Trees

Category
Small 4.5 to 9 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a PB 6.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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