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Acer pseudosieboldianum

Acer pseudosieboldianum (Pax) Komarov

 

Korean Maple

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassRosidaeRoses, legumes, proteas, dogwoods, hydrangeas, mistletoes, euphorbias, grapes, many more
OrderSapindalesIncludes citrus; maples, horse-chestnuts, lychees and rambutans; mangos and cashews; frankincense and myrrh; mahogany and neem
FamilySapindaceaeSoapberry family
GenusAcerMaples
SpeciespseudosieboldianumResembles Acer sieboldianum

About plant names...

Korean maple is native to China and Korea. In North America, it is not found in the wild.

Identification: These small maples reach 33' (10 m) in height, but are usually shorter, and form a rounded crown up to 20' (6.1 m) around. They have palmlike leaves with 7-13 distinct, sharply lobed leaflets, making them similar in appearance to those of Japanese maple. The flowers are purple. The scientific name Acer pseudosieboldianum was chosen because these trees resemble A. sieboldianum—Korean maples are distinguished by a sticky white layer of hairs on young leaves. Korean maples are very cold-tolerant, surviving in climates where Japanese maples cannot, down to –40°F. The leaves are brightly colored with yellows, oranges and reds in the fall.

Online References:

Acer pseudosieboldianum at the Twining Vine Garden

Acer pseudosieboldianum at the Great Hill Horticultural Foundation

Acer pseudosieboldianum at the Lizer Landscape and Garden Center (originally from the Missouri Botanical Gardens Kemper Center)

Acer pseudosieboldianum (Korean Maple)

Fall foliage. · 11/14/2013 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)

Acer pseudosieboldianum (Korean Maple)

5/12/2011 · Falmouth, ME · By Constance B. Kent

Acer pseudosieboldianum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 17 Nov 2013.

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Acer pseudosieboldianum (Korean Maple)

10/28/2010 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME · By Constance B. Kent

Acer pseudosieboldianum (Korean Maple)

Fall foliage. · 11/14/2013 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 8 × 6" (20 × 14 cm)

Acer pseudosieboldianum (Korean Maple)

Fall foliage. · 11/14/2013 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME
≈ 14 × 10" (36 × 24 cm)

Acer pseudosieboldianum (Korean Maple)

10/28/2010 · Stan and Connie’s, Falmouth, ME · By Constance B. Kent

Acer pseudosieboldianum (Korean Maple)

5/12/2011 · Falmouth, ME · By Constance B. Kent

Range: Zones 4a-8b:

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