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Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium'

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Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT, National Arboretum - Washington, D.C., Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Branches droop but resist breakage.

Native to Japan.

Family: Sapindaceae
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 10 - 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Leaves Palmate, Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Red. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Green Winged Seed, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown, Dark Gray or Light Green, Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Leaves and Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 6 and 14 - 16.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen or Container.


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer japonicum 'Aconitifolium' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Aug 16, 2018.
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