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Acer argutum


Order: Sapindales
   Family: Aceraceae
            Genus: Acer
                        Specie: Acer argutum

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: 5-lobed pale green leaves turn orange-gold in autumn

Uses: Specimen tree Collector's tree

Zones: 4-8

Description: Native to Japan, particularly the islands of Honshu and Shikoku, this is a large shrub or multi-stemmed tree to 20 ft (6 m). The sharply 5-lobed pale green leaves are 2?4 in (5?10 cm) wide with a prominent network of veins, and change to orange-gold in au

Growth Habit: Multi-stemmed habit

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation; viable seed is rare

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