SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and Cal Poly Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA
One of the few evergreen maples grown in California.
Native to Southwestern China.
Previously listed in the Aceraceae family.
Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 20 - 35 feet.
Width: 15 - 20 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Lobed and Palmate, Medium to Light Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).
Purple Winged Seed, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Gray or Light Gray, Furrowed or Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 14 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8.
Exposure Partial Shade.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Invasive Shot Hole Borer and Aphids, Armillaria, Root Rot and Verticillium.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Acer paxii Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 20, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/acer-paxii >