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Cultural Details for Acer pictum subsp. mono

Common Name:
Painted Maple

Growth Rate:
Rounded to vase shaped; spreading

Average Mature Height:
30 to 40' tall

Average Mature Width:
30 to 40' wide

Flower Details:
Greenish yellow flowers on erect umbels appear with the leaves but at times without the leaves

Fruit Details:
Winged samara

Fall Color:
Bright gold & crimson

Bark Details:
Smooth, gray, broken only by irregular, shallow, longitudinal fissures.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
E. Asia - China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and eastern Russia

Other Features:
Sap contains a certain amount of sugar and can either be used as a drink, or can be concentrated into a syrup by boiling off the water

Culture and Care:
Prefers a good moist well-drained soil and a position that is at least moderately sunny.Grows well in heavy clay soils.

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.