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Cultural Details for Acer sterculiaceum subsp. franchetii

Common Name:
Franchet's Maple

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:
Shrub or multi-stemmed tree up to 45' in wild, usually much smaller in cultivation.

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Dioecious; flowers in long yellow green reacemes.

Fruit Details:
Female trees producing samaras to 2 3/8 inches long; seeds occasionally viable.

Fall Color:
Yellow fall color

Bark Details:
Gray brown and smooth

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Native to china and tibet, moutainous regions

Other Features:

Culture and Care:
Rare in cultivation. Zone 6 Prefers acid soil, and grows slowly

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
8693, 8694, 8695

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.