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Acer sieboldianum

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Siebold Maple (Acer sieboldianum) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Siebold Maple in fall

Siebold Maple in fall

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Siebold Maple (Acer sieboldianum) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Siebold Maple

Siebold Maple

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Siebold Maple (Acer sieboldianum) at Alsip Home and Nursery

Siebold Maple foliage

Siebold Maple foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  25 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Description:

A spectacular yet underused tree from the Japanese maple family, similar in many respects; deeply lobed foliage turns brilliant shades of orange, scarlet and red in fall; a refreshing deviation from run-of-the-mill maples for the collector

Ornamental Features

Siebold Maple features dainty corymbs of yellow flowers along the branches in early spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated lobed palmate leaves turn outstanding shades of orange, scarlet and crimson in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Siebold Maple is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned in summer after the leaves have fully developed, as it may 'bleed' sap if pruned in late winter or early spring. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Siebold Maple is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Hedges/Screening

Planting & Growing

Siebold Maple will grow to be about 25 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Screening 
Applications
Flowers  Fall Color 
Ornamental Features