Montpelier Maple
Acer monspessulanum

Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: monspessulanum (monz-pess-yoo-LAN-um) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Height:

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 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)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Good Fall Color

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

From seed; direct sow after last frost

By grafting

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Denver, Colorado

Taylorsville, Kentucky

Greenville, New Hampshire

Cincinnati, Ohio

Kenosha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Feb 5, 2015, alexgr1 from Dunnellon, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Germination
- Soak seed in water for 48 hours - Mix with humid sieved peat and sharp sand (do not get the medium too wet or seed will rot). The conditions can be given artificially by using a warm room and refrigerator. Dry seed has even more germination if kept for 2 weeks at 18-20 C. Mix the seed twice a week in the bag to allow fresh air to enter and the seed to breathe. - See more at: http://www.rarexoticseeds.com/en/acer-monspessulanum-seeds-m...

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On Mar 16, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Acer monspessulanum MONTPELIER MAPLE Dec (z6) (Bon)
A small, round-headed tree (24-30') whose neat habit and attractive small, 3-lobed leaves have made it useful as a street tree. Sun/Med