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Faber's Maple
Acer fabri

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

Regional

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

Raleigh, North Carolina

Wendell, North Carolina

Greer, South Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Neutral

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

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