the Maples of Asia (continuation):
Other Asiatic Maples (China, Japan) are small trees
(10 m) growing in acid soils:
Japanese Maple (A. palmatum) A. palmatum linearilobum atropurpureum:
Habitat: It can fit with an acid soil (2/3 soil of heather, 1/3 peat);
It prefers the neutral soils, or loamy, but not blocked up in winter,
makes the best of dry fields. It does not support the drying winds.
Small leaves in 5-7 red pointed lobes in autumn.
Crimson flowers, in corymbs, in May-June.
Crimson leaves in spider.
Small, red fruits with maturity, grouped.
Acer grosseri hersii
Amur Mmaple (A. ginnala):
Widely spread Form.
Smooth, dark brown bark.
Small leaves in three lobes, red petiole rouge, 7 cm long.
Red winged fruits and of nice red fire colour (hence its nickname, Fire maple) in autumn.
| Downy Japanese Maple or Fullmoon Maple (A. japonicum): leaves rounded, composed with 7 to 11 acuminate lobes (less deep than in A. palmatum), border with sharp teeth; 13 cm long (bigger than that of A. palmatum); downy short petiole; green colour turning to the red in autumn.
- A variety, coritifolium, has webbed leaves and deeply laciniate
- A variety has leaves deeply laciniate.