the Maples of Asia (continuation):

Other Asiatic Maples (China, Japan) are small trees
(10 m) growing in acid soils:

Japanese Maple (A. palmatum)
Habitat: It can fit with an acid soil (2/3 soil of heather, 1/3 peat);
It prefers the neutral soils, or loamy, but not blocked up in winter,
makes the best of dry fields. It does not support the drying winds.
Small leaves in 5-7 red pointed lobes in autumn.
Crimson flowers, in corymbs, in May-June.

A. palmatum linearilobum atropurpureum:
Crimson leaves in spider.
Small, red fruits with maturity, grouped.

 Acer acuminatum
 Acer buergerianum
 Acer capillipes
 Acer cappadocicum
 Acer carpinifolium
 Acer davidii
 Acer ginnala
 Acer griseum
 Acer grosseri hersii
 Acer japonicum
 Acer palmatum
 Acer pycnanthum
 Acer shirasawanum

Amur Mmaple (A. ginnala):
Widely spread Form.
Smooth, dark brown bark.
Small leaves in three lobes, red petiole rouge, 7 cm long.
Red winged fruits and of nice red fire colour (hence its nickname, Fire maple) in autumn.
Downy Japanese Maple or Fullmoon Maple (A. japonicum): leaves rounded, composed with 7 to 11 acuminate lobes (less deep than in A. palmatum), border with sharp teeth; 13 cm long (bigger than that of A. palmatum); downy short petiole; green colour turning to the red in autumn.
  • A variety, coritifolium, has webbed leaves and deeply laciniate

  • A variety has leaves deeply laciniate.
Two maples not frequent:
Acer pycnanthum, Hananoki: Japan Acer acuminatum: Kashmir


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