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Cultural Details for Acer cissifolium

Common Name:
Ivy-leaved Maple

Growth Rate:
12-18” per year. Young trees are upright-oval in outline but with age may become distinctly mushroom-like and broad spreading

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Small, fragrant, yellowish flowers born in 2-4” long slender racemes. Early spring

Fruit Details:
The samaras are 1” long and diverge at an angle of 60 degrees or less.

Fall Color:
foliage changes to yellow and red in fall (not always a showy display)

Bark Details:
smooth, slightly dimpled gray bark

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Native to Japan

Other Features:
Low hanging branches.

Culture and Care:
Prefers moist, well drained, acidic soil (tolerates acidic) in part shade or full sun. Zones 5-7

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.