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ORNAMENTAL PLANTS OF HORTICULTURE VALUE

Hardy trees and shrubs for special environmental conditions

Acer
Sapindaceae, formerly as Aceraceae

Acer pseudo-sieboldianum (Pax) Kom. - Maple

Far East (southern regions), Korea and southeastern Manchuria. Broadleaved forests, along streams, on well-drained soil.

Medium-sized tree of about 8 m. Leaves 9 or 11-lobed, 10-12 cm diam. Very attractive, resistant to urban pollution. Z 5 (4).

Acer semenovii Regel et Herd. - Maple

Central Asia (Pamiro Alay, Tien Shan), Iran and Afghanistan. Broadleaved forests, river valleys, on mountain slopes.

Small tree or shrub 5-6 m. Leaves 3-lobed, up to 5 cm long. Often abundant crops of attractive pink, winged fruits. Cold resistant and heat resistant. Does well in hot but not humid climate. Z 6 (5). New.

Acer tegmentosum Maxim. - Maple

Far East (southern regions), Korea and northeastern China. Dense forests.

Tall shrub or medium-sized tree up to 15 m. Leaves 3-lobed with rounded blade 17 cm diam. Very ornamental. Resistant to urban pollution. Does well in partial shade. Not very drought tolerant. Z 5 (4).

Acer trautvetteri Medwedev - Maple

Caucasus, in meadows in forest and subalpine zone at 1,600-2,500 m, usually on lime soil.

Tree of a medium size (up to 15 m) with large five-lobed leaves 9-15 cm long and 11-16 cm wide. Dark green in summer they turn carmine in autumn. A handsome foliage tree. Requires air humidity, not cold resistant. Z 6.

Acer turcomanicum Pojark. - Maple

Central Asia (Kopet-Dag) and Iran. Rocky gorges, among other trees.

Small tree, rarely a shrub. Leaves grey green, 3-lobed, 4 cm x 5 cm wide. The yellow winged fruits are attractive. Very ornamental, heat and drought resistant. Z 6 (5). New.

HARDY TREES AND SHRUBS
 
 
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