Acer diabolicum f. purpurascens (Devil's Maple)

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Acer diabolicum f. purpurascens (Devil's Maple)

Zone: 5-9
Natural Range: Japan
Family:  Sapindaceae
Soil:  Moist, humus rich
Light: part shade, sun
Height: 20- 30 feet tall

Attributes: Deciduous.  Medium size palmate foliage. New growth is red to bronze fading to green when mature.  Horn like spurs that curl up at the seed base.

Notes:  Rare maple from Japans southern forests.  Diabolic refers to the horn like fruit reminiscent of horns of a devil.  Slow growing making it suitable for small gardens.  Since this species is dioecious, viable seed is not often found.  Our stock of Acer diabolicum are +- 4 feet tall.

Acer diabolicum f. purpurascens (Devil's Maple)

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