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Aceraceae - Maple
Leaves: Opposite; compound; trifoliolate (3 leaflets); 3" to 6" long; deciduous; few coarse teeth; leaflets short-stalked or with no stalk; blue-green and glabrous above, pubescent on veins beneath; petiole 2" to 3" long and pubescent; red fall color.
Twigs/buds: Twigs rich brown to cinnamon brown, hairy at first; become flaky with age. Buds brownish-black; 1/8" to 1/4" in length, pointed; somewhat similar to A. saccharum; hairy at base; scales overlapping.
Flowers/fruit: Fruit a samara; 1" to 1-1/2" long; pubescent; wings at 60 to 90 degree angle; fall maturing.
Bark: Older twigs and trunk with beautiful peeling red-brown bark.
Wood: Information unavailable.
General: Native to China. Fairly drought resistant and tolerates a variety of soil conditions including moderately high pH. Shade intolerant.
Landscape Use: This beautiful small to medium-sized tree is uncommon in Utah and definitely should be planted more often. Its bark is outstanding and fall color can be good. Zones 4-8.
Cultivar: 'Cinnamon Flake', 'Gingerbread', 'Molly Fordham'.
- Aceraceae - Maple
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