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Acer nipponicum


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: Dark brown bark with some fissures; 5-lobed leaves; long drooping flowers

Uses: Specimen tree Shade tree

Zones: 6-8

Description: Native to Honshu, Kyushu and Shikoku islands of Japan, this is a dome-shaped but rarely seen tree that grows to 30 ft (9 m) under cultivation. In its natural habitat it reaches 60 ft (18 m). The bark is dark brown, smooth and slightly fissured. With 5 sha

Growth Habit: Dome-shaped, spreading crown

Comments: Not often seen in cultivation

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