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Acer micranthum


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 25 ft (8 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: 5-lobed divided leaves turn red to yellow in autumn

Uses: Specimen tree

Zones: 6-8

Description: Named after its tiny flowers, this is a small tree to 25 ft (8 m) or commonly a large shrub from Japan. The small, 5-lobed, deeply divided leaves have serrated margins. The young shoots are deep purple. Viable seed is rare, so this tree is uncommon. ZONES

Growth Habit: Spreading multi-branched habit

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

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