Acer cissifolium

Ivy-leaved Maple

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - 12-18” per year. Young trees are upright-oval in outline but with age may become distinctly mushroom-like and broad spreading
Mature Height - 20-30’
Mature Width - 20-30’
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Small, fragrant, yellowish flowers born in 2-4” long slender racemes. Early spring
Fruit - The samaras are 1” long and diverge at an angle of 60 degrees or less.
Leaf - Opposite, trifoliate, each leaflet 1.5-3” long, ovate to elliptic, medium green above, glabrous, whitish tufts in axils of veins below. Zelkova-like serrations, petiole- 3-4” long, reddish purple.
Fall Color - foliage changes to yellow and red in fall (not always a showy display)
Bark - smooth, slightly dimpled gray bark
Other Features - Low hanging branches.
Possible Use - For use in lawn
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers moist, well drained, acidic soil (tolerates acidic) in part shade or full sun. Zones 5-7
Native Habitat - Native to Japan
Diseases and Insects -
Strength - noteworthy landscape plant
Weakness - leaf drop can occur in hot, dry sites

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Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Maple.
- Other plants of the family Aceraceae.
- Other plants of the genus Acer.
- Other plants of the species Acer cissifolium.