Acer mandshuricum d.w. (Manchurian Maple) is a species of maple tree native to northeastern Asia, including regions such as Manchuria, China, Korea, and eastern Russia.
The Manchurian Maple is a deciduous tree that can grow to a height of 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) with a spread of 15 to 25 feet (4.5 to 7.5 meters). It has a rounded to oval-shaped crown and a moderate growth rate. The leaves of this tree are palmate, with three to five lobes that are usually 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 centimeters) long. The foliage emerges green in spring, turns vibrant shades of yellow, orange, or red in the fall, and eventually drops in winter.
This maple species is adaptable to various soil types, including clay, loam, and sand. It prefers full sun to partial shade conditions and can tolerate a wide range of temperatures. It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 8.
In late spring or early summer, the Manchurian Maple produces clusters of small, yellowish-green flowers. These flowers are followed by winged samaras, which are the tree's characteristic seeds. The samaras ripen in autumn and can be dispersed by the wind.
The Manchurian Maple is commonly used as an ornamental tree in landscaping due to its attractive foliage and overall aesthetic appeal. It is often planted as a specimen tree or in groupings for its fall colors. It can also be utilized in urban environments as it can tolerate pollution and is relatively low-maintenance.
Botanical Name : Acer mandshuricum d.w.
Common Name : Manchurian Maple
Height : 20 ft
Spread : 10 ft
Germination Info : Hot water treat the seed then followed by a 72 hour water soak. Then put into warm stratification for 30 days followed by 90-120 days cold moist stratification.
Hardiness zone : 5-7
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 313