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Acer monspessulanum

Classification

Order: Sapindales
   Family: Aceraceae
            Genus: Acer
                        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 Background tree

Zones: 6-8

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

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