SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: San Luis Obispo, CA and Strybing Arboretum - San Francisco, CA
New growth is bronze-pink. Can grow to 80 feet in height in its native habitat.
Native to Himalayas, Nepal, India, Pakistan and southwestern China.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Additional Common Names
EVERGREEN MAPLE, SMOOTH LEAF MAPLE, FLYING MOTH MAPLE
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen to Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 20 - 30 feet.
Width: 20 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Oblong, Medium to Light Green, No Change, Evergreen to Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Yellow to Green.. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Brown or Yellow Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall.
Bark Light Gray, Furrowed or Scaly.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8 - 10, 12 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 7 - 9.
Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.
Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Slightly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Aphids, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Street Tree or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer oblongum Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-oblongum >