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PlantFiles: Nikko Maple
Acer nikoense

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: nikoense (nik-o-en-sey) (Info)

Synonym:Acer maximowiczianum

Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
By grafting
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral smiln32 On Nov 9, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This tree is a slow grower, but can reach a height of 30' when mature. It is nice for fall color, with red, burgundy or yellow with red highlights.

Prefers slightly acidic soil, kept relatively moist.

It makes a great specimen tree as it isn't very common. Because of this, it's also sometimes hard to find.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alpharetta, Georgia
Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky



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