Acer oliverianum

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Acer oliverianum - Oliver maple
Common name: Oliver maple
Family: Aceraceae (maple family)
Distribution: China
IUCN Red list: Least concern
Hardiness: USDA Zone 5
Life form: Deciduous tree
Comments: Commonly called oliver maple, this is a small deciduous tree that typically grows 15-30 ft. tall. It is found in valleys and forests of central southeastern China. It has an upright spreading habit and nearly horizontal branching. The branches and trunk are jade green with a gray-white waxy cast. The five-lobed leaves emerge with bronze tones in spring, changing to medium green by summer, then various shades of orange, red, and yellow in autumn. The flowers are white with purplish-red sepals.
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  • 1: AZA: BC13 (BC13) • Accession: D1999-0279.003 • Origin: China • Provenance: Wild of Known Origin
  • 2: AZA: BD14 (BD14) • Accession: D2001-1360.001 • Provenance: Cultivated of Garden Origin
  • 3: DWD: AF07 (AF07) • Accession: D1999-0279.004 • Origin: China • Provenance: Wild of Known Origin
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