Specie: Acer monspessulanum
Planting Season: Deciduous
Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)
Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil
Features: Leathery 3-lobed leaves; smooth dark gray bark; red-winged fruit
Uses: Foliage contrast
Description: Sometimes confused with Acer campestre, the hedge maple, this species from the Mediterranean region is a small tidy tree or large shrub to 40 ft (12 m). The 3-lobed leaves are 2 in (5 cm) wide and are smooth, leathery and glaucous on the underside.
Growth Habit: Multi-branched rounded habit