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Acer distylum





Origin:  Japan.
Family
Sapindaceae (Aceraceae)
Genus
Acer
Species
distylum
Category
Woody
Type
Tree (deciduous)
USDA Hardiness Zone
6 - 9
Canadian Hardiness Zone
5a
RHS Hardiness Zone
H7 - H3
Temperature (°C)
(-21) - (-1)
Temperature (°F)
(-5) - 30
Height
15 m
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
June
General Description
This species has been placed on the IUCN Red List as least concern.
Cultivation
Moist well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.
Habitat
Mountain forests at an elevation of 700-1,600 m.
Bark/Stem Description
Greyish yellow bark.
Flower/Leaf Bud Description
Valvate buds.
Leaf Description
Greyish green with a cordate base, 10-15 x 5-8 cm. Leaves change to a golden yellow or golden brown in autumn.
Flower Description
Yellow flowers on straight spikes.
Fruit Description
Rounded winged nutlets, 3 cm in length.
Propagation
Sow ripe seed in a cold frame, germination will occur the following spring. Pre-soak for 24 hours then stratify for 2-4 months at 1-8°C. When large enough prick and place into individual ports until they are 20 cm or higher, then plant in permanent positions. Cuttings should be taken from young shoots in June or July. Cuttings should have 2-3 pairs of leaves and on pair of buds at its base.
Ethnobotanical Uses (Disclaimer)
The sap ban be used as a sugary drink or made into a syrup.
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