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Acer laevigatum

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 20 ft (6 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: Leathery bright green leaves; smooth olive green branches

Uses: Specimen tree

Zones: 7-9

Description: From mountainous regions in Nepal and southeastern China to Hong Kong, this is a small tree with leathery, bright green, lustrous and lanceolate leaves 6 in (15 cm) long. Usually evergreen, it becomes semi-deciduous or fully deciduous in frosty conditions

Growth Habit: Spreading multi-branched habit

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation







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