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Acer distylum

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 35 ft (10 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: Pink spring foliage turns gray-green with age; yellow autumn color

Uses: Collector's tree

Zones: 6-8

Description: Native to Japan, the leaves resemble those of the Tilia (lime tree). Young spring foliage opens pinkish, and autumn color is rich yellow. Unlike the drooping clusters of winged fruits of most maples, this species usually has upright clusters to 4 i

Growth Habit: Multi-branched habit

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation





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