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PlantFiles: Elegant Maple
Acer elegantulum

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: elegantulum (el-ee-GAN-tew-lum) (Info)

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees

Height:
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

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

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
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; 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

Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Treeguy On Jul 25, 2008, Treeguy from Charleston, SC wrote:

This lovely little Maple does have very elegant looking leaves. The new leaves are coming out blood red! Absolutely beautiful!!! Had one sitting on a picknic table that I had given as a gift and several people actually thought it looked like a Cannabis plant! I am now growing and testing this Maple here in the Columbia, SC area (z7b to 8a) to see how it does. I will add comments when (if) the plants do well.

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

Acer elegantulum (Dec) (z7) (Bon)
Its name translated,"of elegant habit", is a nice description for this very rare 20-40'Chinese maple with its papery thin, 5-lobed lvs. Sun-PSh/Med

Regional...

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

Gaston, South Carolina



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