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Acer opalus


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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 50 ft (15 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: 5-lobed dark green leaves turn yellow in autumn; showy yellow flowers

Uses: Autumn color Shade tree

Zones: 5-8

Description: Named for the opal-like color range of the autumn foliage, this is a dome-shaped tree growing to 50 ft (15 m) and is one of the few European maples. Native habitats are southern Italy, Spain, France, Morocco, Hungary and Switzerland. Three subspecies are

Growth Habit: Multi-branched domed spreading habit

Comments: Several sub- species available

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