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PlantFiles: Faber's Maple
Acer fabri

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Family: Sapindaceae (sap-in-DAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Acer (AY-ser) (Info)
Species: fabri

Category:
Trees

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

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

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Deciduous
Shiny/Glossy-Textured
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xaphod0524 On Sep 17, 2014, Xaphod0524 from Wendell, NC wrote:

Just an attempt to further knowledge of this tree. I had this tree in a one gallon container and it was left out in the elements over the winter of 2013-2014. The leaves did drop off the tree but the tree recovered nicely during the Summer of 2014 and has been shifted into a #3 container for growing out a bit more. The winter low temperature was 4 degrees and that temperature held for about 4 hours in late winter.

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

Acer fabri (SEG) (z8) (Bon)
The attractive foliage: prominently veined,unlobed leaves are slender,very pointed, & of a shining drk-grn, is a perfect background for the pretty reddish-purple seed samaras of this rare 20-30'tree. S-PSh/Med

Regional...

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

Raleigh, North Carolina
Wendell, North Carolina
Greer, South Carolina



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